My last round of book-related events for the roll-out of "Down & Delirious" in the U.S. is this coming week, back in Southern California. YES! Almost done! It's been fun and enriching sharing the book with people, but also a long and exhausting ride. Wanna get back to work.
On Saturday at the LAT Festival of Books, I am on a panel titled History, Identity & Purpose: California, Chicanos & Beyond. Should be an interesting discussion.
A second reading for community in San Diego. Here is the FB event page. The above flier is drawn by my brother, artist Sergio Hernandez. Sergio currently has an art-show up at the space, Voz Alta, so that will be cool!
Voz Alta is in San Diego's Barrio Logan, home of Chicano Park, a super charged site in local history. Love coming home ... Thanks Voz Alta! Thank you, Surge! (See this recent interview with Sergio at SDRaps.com, with audio tracks of some of his music and MCing.)
Then, the following night, down the 5 and into Tijuas ...
Proud, honored, and super excited to come "home," figuratively, to Tijuana, where my parents are from, where my grandparents lived, where I have many memories from La Libertad and from La Mesa, and have so many cousins who I am excited to see.
The event is organized and curated by Mauricio Cadena, and will feature dope Tijuana writer Rafa Saavedra and photographer-blogger Derrik Chinn. Here's the FB event page for the Tijuana reading, at Freelance in the Pasaje Rodriguez of downtown TJ. Va estar bien suave.
* L.A. TIMES TODAY (Thank you, Reed Johnson): "Daniel Hernandez is transformed by Mexico City."
** PRESENTACION DE LIBRO EN LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO: Todos los detalles próximamente. El evento será el 12 de mayo en Club Atlántico en el Centro Histórico del D.F. ¡Música en vivo!