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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UPRM chapter.

As El Loveshack continues to become one of the many locations in Mayaguez to open its doors to the independent art scene, it has allowed many young artists to show their work and share it with the community. Last Wednesday, November 7th, was no different as the coffee shop, alongside Editorial Pulpo, organized and presented the first showcase of Hernan E. Vega Camacho’s first book, Imaginando.


Promo for the event


As the audience slowly arrived and the sounds of instrumental hip hop and coffee-making played as background music, Hernan E. Vega Camacho, with the help of Editorial Pulpo founder Carlos Anibal Colon Ruiz and other young artists such as Adelle Ocasio, Andre Maldonado and Jose A. Vega organized a table, which featured other Editorial Pulpo publications; as well as a canvas for a live painting and the sound for the presentation. Once everything was ready, the presentation started with a brief presentation by Colon Ruiz, where he discussed how he met Vega Camacho. This then led to Ocasio and Rocio del Mar discussing their relationships with Vega Camacho and their contributions to his book. Then a brief Q & A segment between Colon Ruiz and Vega Camacho took place where the young authors discussed Vega Camacho’s creative process and motivation to write poetry.



After the short Q & A segment, Vega Camacho presented a few of the poems found in Imaginando, some of which touched on the subjects of reflection, death, and rebirth. While a few of the texts were read straight from the book, others were presented with a musical background provided by the guitar work of Jose A. Vega, as Andre Maldonado painted in the background.



After presenting his poetry, Vega Camacho and his fellow artists spent the night sharing and connecting with the present audience; taking pictures with some and selling his book to others. Last Wednesday was yet another one to be documented, as it showed the continued growth of the independent arts scene, more specifically, its literary side since one got the opportunity to see a new young writer presenting his first book of poetry in one of the greatest and most open spaces to present art, El Loveshack.


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All of the pictures in this article were taken by Fernando E. E. Correa Gonzalez


Fernando E. E. Correa González is the author behind over 20 self-published poetry books. He has been published by literary magazines & journals [Id]entidad, El Vicio del Tintero, Sábanas Magazine, Smaeralit and Tonguas. Other than writing, Correa is also a filmmaker, podcaster, photographer and master’s student. He currently lives in his native Puerto Rico.
Fabiola del Valle is 22 y/o English Lit. major studying at UPRM. She currently holds the position of Campus Correspondent and karaoke queen.