McALLEN - Organizers for the Festival Internacional De Poesia Latinoamericana (FEIPOL) announced a poetry festival celebrating Latin American culture in the United States will be held at the South Texas College Cooper Center.
The event will take place Sept. 1 – 3 and will feature world renowned poets Saul Ibargoyen of Uruguay, Antonieta Villamil of Colombia and Julian Herbert of Mexico.
The event will be free of charge and the public is invited to submit their work for review at www.feipol.us.
“We're trying to get the message Poetry Unites out,” Founder and FEIPOL Board President Rossy Evelin Lima said. “Because of the events that have been happening in the U.S. With immigrants especially with Latin America for the last two years we considered that it is very important to us to build a platform where the poets can express the current situation we live in.”
Lima also said that expressing oneself through poetry is a peaceful method. The organization also hopes to create a bond between all Latin America.
In order to involve the community FEIPOL has planned activities in the months leading to the festival which include: A call for entries of Youth Poetry directed to high school students on both sides of the border, poetry workshops for transient immigrants where their work will be showcased as an exhibit during the festival, a poetry street campaign called Accion Poetica, a social media poetry parade, music and Poetry Slam events.