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La Tertulia en mi Tierra Provides a Space for Poetry to Fluorish Once Again

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

One of Mayagüez’s most supportive locations for independent art is La Tertulia en mi Tierra. Across the years, the bar has been the host to a wide of variety of local bands, art exhibitions, performances, open mic nights, and poetry readings. Last Thursday, September 27th, served as another night for the community to come and express themselves while finding a few books to buy.


(promotion used for the event)


Organized by Editorial Pulpo and young poet Carlos A. Colón Ruiz, last night saw a small gathering of young writers and enthusiasts participating in a close, welcoming,  reflective and fun poetry circle where everybody was encouraged to express themselves. Among the many who participated and attended the event were poets Camil Valentín, Xavier O. Aymat, Ismael “Topo” Santiago, Elisaura Vázquez Ayala, Fernando E. E. Correa González as well as photographer Adaira Rojas Santana and filmmaker Alejandro D. Orengo Colón.


(pictures by Fernando E. E. Correa González)

In short, last night in La Tertulia en mi Tierra was a much needed night of poetry and free expression that saw a small part of the Mayagüez community come together to share words, art, laughs, and an overall great night.

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.