Saturday January 26th, 2013 was a magic night in Seattle. The city hosted the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. As a complement to the association’s events, REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking) organized a storytelling event at the Seattle Public Library.
Margaret Read McDonald, Rose Cano, and Sonia Porras with her dancing troupe were the local performers. REFORMA was represented by its own Lucia Gonzalez and Oralia Garza de Cortes. And Sandra Rios Balderrama shared her poetic words as Mistress of Ceremony. Seattle’s Noche de Cuentos was dedicated to the memory of beloved Reformista and “poeta” tatiana de la tierra. In addition, the Mora Awards for “Dia de los Niños” programs were presented that same night.
REFORMA thanks Information New Wave and Lorito Books for sponsoring the night, and the NW Chapter of REFORMA and the Seattle Public Library for welcoming the event on their beautiful building.
Here are some images from the wonderful night… noche…
Photos courtesy of Alma Ramos McDermott and Lucia M. Gonzalez.