Guisela Penados Baldizón is the January and February writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing! Join her and interact with Vox Poplar, a large, sculptural, scroll of paper with a bas-relief image of Cottonwood trees carved into the face that feeds into a manual typewriter mounted to a pedestal.
Guisela Penados Baldizón is a writer of fiction, poetry, and prose. She has been working with young writers for more than twenty years. A native of Guatemala, Guisela has lived in Boise for 30 years where she was a Top Ten Scholar at Boise State University and earned her M.A. in Literacy. She has provided literacy and whole language Spanish workshops throughout the Northwest. One of her favorite projects has been to work with street children in Guatemala, showing them how to use literacy to find their voices.
On her approach to Vox Poplar:
My writings will concentrate on Women’s voices. I will emphasize my personal experiences with the powerful women I have met throughout my own adventures. These writings will give a Universal experience by helping patrons connect to the stories that will unfold before them. These poems and short stories will be spoken and written in Spanish and English. I am a native Guatemalan woman. I look forward to embracing the wonderful and mystical stories yet to be told. New stories will be welcome.