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Music and Memoir: A Conversation About Writing, Post-Punk, and US Latinidad

May 4, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

First Thursdays Arts Walk

“Music and Memoir: A Conversation About Writing, Post-Punk, and US Latinidad”

With Richard T. Rodríguez and Juanita E. Mantz

Free and open to the public. No registration required.


Riverside Main Library

Community Room & Arcade

3900 Mission Inn Blvd

Riverside, CA 92501

5:30 PM Ballet Folklorico Cultural – Arcade

6:30 PM Open Mic – Community Room

7:00 PM “Music and Memoir” – Community Room

Join Inlandia and Riverside Public Library at First Thursdays Arts Walk for a one-of-a-kind conversation between music loving authors Richard T. Rodríguez and Juanita Mantz. The pair will discuss their mutual devotion to punk and how it intersects with US Latinidad, and share their journeys from first inspiration to the completion of a book. How do the dots connect between British post-punk and Latinx audiences? How does punk music become the soundtrack of memoir? Join us in the RPL Community Room at 7:00 PM on May 4 to find out!

But come early if you can! Our second annual Cinco de Mayo performance by Ballet Folklorico Cultural dancers begins at 5:30 PM in RPL’s outdoor arcade. After the performance, join us inside for an open mic experience from 6:30-7:00 where you can read poetry, flash fiction, or an excerpt from your work in progress. And while you’re there, explore the month’s topic of books available for checkout in the Community Room. Don’t have a library card? Apply for one at the event!

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