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May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Launch: Orlando & Other Stories by Norman Zelaya
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Join us in celebration for the book launch of Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of poetry by Norman Zelaya published by Pochino Press.
Pochino Press is proud to present Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of short stories by Nicaraguan American writer Norman Zelaya. Passionately writing about the highs and lows of the human experience, he skillfully weaves in the diversity of the San Francisco Bay in a way that highlights the uniqueness of the region, but touches on our common humanity. No stone goes unturned. The layers of gentrification, love, substance abuse, violence, friendship, and religion are given a human face in this powerful dedication to the everyday people of his beloved Mission District.
About the author:
Norman Antonio Zelaya was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He has published stories in ZYZZYVA, NY Tyrant, 14 Hills, Cipactli, Apogee Journal, among others, and he was a 2015 Zoetrope: All-Story finalist. He is a founding member of Los Delicados, and has performed extensively throughout the US with them. Zelaya has appeared on stage, in film and in the squared circle as luchador, Super Pulga. Currently, he lives and works in San Francisco’s Mission District as a special education teacher. Orlando & Other Stories is his first published book.