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Denise ChávezBy Denise Chávez
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Denise ChávezBy Denise Chávez
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Museo de la Gente/Museum of the People is a multicultural Border anthology of art and words that will focus on the U.S./México border and its corridor. Using photography, multi-genre artwork including painting, papel picado (cut paper), and other traditional and non-traditional forms, the anthology will feature the work of cutting edge writers, poets and storytellers who know and love the story of the land "In Between"--where we believe much healing and transformation is taking place.  The border is the frontier for reflection, expansion and growth.  Looking at the past and present of the literary and artistic landscape, we can chart the progress of our "Living Museum"--- where culture is manifest.

We invite you to look at this world with new eyes, to smell the chile roasting in the background, to see the blue sky of this Land of Enchantment and explore the things that have altered this landscape of hope, destiny, and promise.  We will look to the Ancestors/the Antepasados and see their vision for our desert land.  We are the Children of Story.  What do we have to tell?

Risks and challenges

Artwork will be collected from myriad sources--the criteria is the knowledge and appreciation of this challenged land. We welcome your inquiries and thank you for your ongoing support in bringing the true story of the Border/La Frontera to the world.

We will gather our images: photographs, multi-genre artwork and writings of all types: whether they be fiction/non-fiction/poetry/essays/etc. We will keep you posted on our submission deadlines and apprised of our work in progress.

We will travel throughout the borderland as well, promoting our project, doing publicity for the publication which will be available in January 2014. Please stay tuned as we are currently working on our website which will keep you updated on Museo de La Gente/Museum of the People Project: www.borderbookfestival.org

We look forward to the work, which is vital to our understanding of what it means to be not only a citizen of the Border but also a citizen of the World. Each of us traverses borders daily--whether they are physical, emotional, or spiritual. If we can get it right on the U.S./México border we can be a template for change and understanding on a global scale.

We will work with writers of all ages and backgrounds, with an understanding of the multicultural range of story, to ensure and create an authentic telling of the Border, whether it is in Navajo, Spanish or English or any other language. Writing will appear in the writers authentic native language with English translations.

The anthology will be made available to schools, community and Senior centers as well as those who are working to heal community.

We are all One People.

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    A copy of Loving Pedro Infante, Denise Chávez's novel, autographed by the author, First Edition, out of print. Delivered March 2013.

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    A copy of Loving Pedro Infante, Denise Chávez's novel, autographed by the author, First Edition, out of print. Delivered March 2013. A poster, The Dreams of Children, by Simón Silva, designed for the Border Book Festival. A copy of the anthology, Museo de La Gente/Museum of the People, autographed by writer Denise Chávez and photographer, Daniel Zolinsky upon publication. A personal call and thank you from author Denise Chávez. Postcards from the work of photographer, Daniel Zolinsky.

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    A copy of Loving Pedro Infante, Denise Chávez's novel, autographed by the author, First Edition, out of print. Delivered March 2013. A poster, The Dreams of Children, by Simón Silva, designed for the Border Book Festival. A copy of the anthology, Museo de La Gente/Museum of the People, autographed by writer Denise Chávez and photographer, Daniel Zolinsky upon publication. A personal call and thank you from author Denise Chávez. Postcards from the work of photographer, Daniel Zolinsky. An archival print from the Borderland work of Daniel Zolinsky, photographer.

    A reading/presentation for you or your organization by Denise Chávez from Museo de La Gente.

    Homemade Taco dinner thrown in with as much green chile as you can stand.

    ¡Que Viva La Frontera--Long live the Border!

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