About Us

Malinalli Press, a Native woman owned and operated press, publishes creative work by established and emerging indigenous writers and artists from Abya Yala. (Est. 2009)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Nations/Native Women's Poetry Reading

First Nations/Native Women's Poetry & Music Benefit
Fundraiser for Turtle Island to Abya Yala - A love anthology of art and poetry by Native American and Latina women

Featuring: Sherry Wilson (Dine/Pee Posh), Amy JB Wagner (Pomo/Concow), Luna Maia (Yaqui), Brianna Lea Pruett (Cherokee), Mica Valdez (Mexica), Jaynie Weye Hlapsi (Yaqui), Marjorie Jensen (Powhatan), Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui/Cherokee/Choctaw), and
Ta'c wees (Traditional Acapella)

Thursday, June 16
7-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar Street (@ Bonita Avenue)
Berkeley, CA 94709

$5.00 Donation (BFUU members)
$10.00 Donation (non-members)
(No one turned away for lack of funds.)

All proceeds will go toward the publishing
of the anthology Turtle Island to Abya Yala

Our fundraising goal is $9,720 for printing costs and currently we have a balance of: $1,587. We are aiming to raise at least: $8,133. http://kck.st/kRD2lt

This event is co-sponsored by Gathering Tribes and SNAG.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4 The Love of Abya Yala Women

Dear Community Members,

We are a group of over 60 Native American and Latina women artists and poets who are to be featured in the forthcoming anthology Turtle Island to Abya Yala. This is the first anthology project by editor and publisher Mica Valdez of Malinalli Press.

We plan to raise $8,133 to print our publication in full color and in a way that is environmentally safe. We hope you take the time to read about our project and choose to become one of our supporters. To read about our current campaign, donate and help us meet our fundraising goal, see the link below:

4 The Love of Abya Yala Women

Also, please save the date for a Poetry Fundraiser Reading on June 16 from 7-8:30pm in Berkeley!


Malinalli Press

Advance praise for the journal:

"What a marvelous read this book is." -Jimmy Santiago Baca

“This is America. Turtle Island. At no other time do our women’s voices need to be called upon to overcome the juggernaut of injustice looming over our country than now. The bold, beautiful art and voices spill off these pages and burst through the seams of mainstream America, to take their place in the national narrative and birth their stories through the powerful act of naming and witnessing what it is to be Indigena.” -Genny Lim

“An orbit of crows, a beautiful bouquet of xempaxochitl, marigolds and tomorrow’s sun-shaped corn endow this imaged vessel cradled in forbidden fruits and swirling waters of the Bay. The bound vessel comes to gather us, float us through these pages, embracing art and poetry, encouraging love and unity, Latina and Native, with a California wave. For love, for love, for love they’ve come here over buckled broken freeways, to claim “my baby, my girl” as elder sisters keep the memory and keep us fast in check. A terrific gathering. Hold this close. You’ll want more.” -Allison Hedge Coke

Macha Femme & Malinalli Press
P.O. Box 40597
San Francisco, CA 94140

Macha Femme promotes women of color artists
with a special focus on poetry, hip hop, and visual art.
Our intent is spiritual upliftment, transcommunality,
youth empowerment, and social justice.