The latest installment of her literary and arts presentation known as Enero Rojo Lunar (subtitled Letras en Español for this occasion) took place on the 29th of June only two days after having put the word out for the event. Raquel said she literally did not sleep one night putting it together. Those hours of lost sleep were not lost in vain, though because not only did the event take place at a totally new venue, but the guests came through by attending and the crowd swelled with fresh faces.
In the poetry scene you start to notice after a while that the crowd is the same for every event held. But perhaps what has helped Raquel's Enero Rojo Lunar's events attract new blood is the fact that every time the program involves something totally new and also variety...plenty of it. This time around there were poets, story tellers, painters, and perhaps the one participant that stole the show, the singer Ana Lisa Salazar singing acapella. She had the crowd singing along and asking--demanding an encore. Truly a thing to see. Haven't been to one of these gigs yet? You're losing out-big time.