February was kept us hopping with correspondence, meetings, and talks, butt March promises to be even busier. First up on the agenda is Boca de Oro in Santa Ana California. thee Orange County Arts and Literary Fringe Festival, held annually in Santa Ana, Saturday, March 4 from 2-10 pm.
About Boca de Oro
● All Boca events are free admission EXCEPT the Santa Ana Sites Leonard Cohen performances.
● Boca is co-located with Santa Ana Unified School District’s “Almas Soñadoras: Youth Elevating
the Arts” with 500+ youth performing in locations throughout downtown.
● Boca is also co-located with the DTSA Artwalk that is regularly hosted on the First Saturday of
every Month in Downtown Santa Ana. Art galleries will be open throughout Downtown.
● Eventbrite Tickets are linked to each event. Eventbrite helps to tell us about the numbers we will
expect and each venue has a specific capacity which we will be tracking.
Downtown Santa Ana invites Authors to Take Over Their City
“Boca de Oro” festival brings 100+ Literary Artists for Downtown Santa Ana takeover
SANTA ANA, Ca — On Saturday March 4th, Downtown Santa Ana will be transformed into the Literary Capital of Orange County. Over a dozen art galleries, restaurants, historic buildings and secret spaces will double as houses of letters for literary fans to connect with local and regional writers.
“Our region is a wealth of writers and readers,” said Madeleine Spencer, festival organizer and downtown business leader. “We opened our downtown campus to celebrate local literati, and curators seized the opportunity.”
More than 100 local and visiting authors and artists took up the opportunity to showcase their work. Boca de Oro includes workshops, readings, panel discussions, open mics, performances, and thoughtful reflections. The event is free and open to the public with offerings that appeal to everyone.
For kids, daytime and early-evening activities range from bookbinding workshops and fabric painting to self-expression workshops. Santa Ana Unified School District is bringing over 500 students and faculty downtown to perform a wide variety of arts genres.
For fans of literature and poetry, Boca de Oro features readings, panel discussions, and open mics with acclaimed local and visiting authors, including Dr. Andy Nixon, Alan Tonkovich, Kevin Staneic, Ryan Gattis, Diana Tierney, Marytza Rubio, Eric Cocoletzi, Iris de Anda, Christina Chavez, Richard Bausch, James P. Blaylock, Douglas R. Dechow, Anna Leahy, Siri Suthatham Tveter, Con Safos, Marina Aguilera, Calvin Clausell, Mark Axelrod, Lisa Alvarez, Tom Zoellner, and many more.
We will be participating as a panel member discussing issues of immigration.
Although Peter Novak arrived in the United States more than a century ago, many of the struggles he faced are mirrored in today’s America. We hope to see you there.