First Posted: 10/1/2008
Joaquin Zihuatanejo, a nationally recognized Slam poet, performed at Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore as part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Mexican-American Zihuatanejo took the stage in the cafeteria of the Study Learning Center of Penn State Worthington Scranton. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas but now living in Denton, Texas, he has been writing poetry all his life. He has started his career in poetry at Dallas Poetry Slam since 1994. Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries -- Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, declared its independence on September 16 and on September 18. Penn State Worthington Scranton kicked off its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with free Salsa dancing lessons for students, faculty and staff. Eileen Torres demonstrated the art of salsa dancing to the crowd and even coached those interested in learning salsa, through some steps.