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Javier Zamora, “Solito,” with Claudia Castro Luna

We are delighted to present acclaimed poet Javier Zamora on the occasion of his extraordinary memoir about coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child from El Salvador, Solito: A Memoir (Hogarth).

This evening is co-presented with our partners and colleagues at The Elliot Bay Company bookstore – and will be hosted at Casa Latina.

Seattle poet Claudia Castro Luna, herself also originally from El Salvador, will join Javier Zamora in conversation. Seattle’s first Civic Poet, and a two-term Washington State Poet Laureate, she is most recently the author of a powerful new book of poems, Cipota Under the Moon (Tia Chucha Press).

We will have copies of Solito in both its English-language original and the Spanish-language edition. Javier Zamora is also the poet of a stunning first book of poetry, Unaccompanied, from nearby Copper Canyon Press.

Casa Latina

317 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 998144
(206) 956-0779

Casa Latina advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing. Our Education Program, Day Worker Center, Workers' Defense Committee, and the Leadership Program are all focused on giving the training, knowledge and support needed for our constituents to move toward greater self-sufficiency.

Casa Latina was founded in 1994 to empower Seattle’s Latino immigrants by providing them educational and economic opportunities, giving people the tools they need to work, live, support their families, and contribute to the Seattle community.