Success of 3LP

In 2010 the 3LP project began as an idea from then Board Member, Christopher Trevilla. He was asked by Enrique Diaz what he wanted to contribute to Nuvein. Basically, 3LP is offshoot of both Events/Education committees specifically for literacy and literary expression.


As a means to an end he began to:
1) Network and reach out to all the writer groups and their leaders across the SGV (How Nuvein met now board member Kimberly Cobian)
    a) Formed a SGV Literary Arts Council in 2012 (quarterly gathering of groups, now on hold)
2) Reach out to organizations already doing this work (Maps 4 College, L.E.A.R.N., etc.)
3) Reestablish the relationship between us at the LA County Library
    a) This lead to the Nuvein Poetry Group that was formed at El Monte Library which later became ‘Noches Bohemias’ at La Historia Society Museum
    b) This lead to the creation of the Peer Poet Program series.(Norwood and Montebello Libraries)
    c) This lead to the Summer/Fall Poetry Showcase Series at South El Monte Library
4) Ended up organizing the Arcadia Poetry event from 2012 and on (following Enrique’s passing)


While not all the goals were met, it was worthwhile to see what we accomplished:
  • Induction of Kimberly Cobian into Nuvein
  • Young Artist Expo  (CCF grant event)
  • Peer Poet Program Series
  • Support and participation in the SGV Literature Festival (SGV LitFest is its own 501c3 which was helped/guided by us)
  • Support and participation in the SGV Poetry Festival (SGV Poetry Fest is organized by the Pasadena Saturday Afternoon Poetry/Emerging Urban Poet Group)
  • Nuvein sponsorship of PoetryPalooza 2012/2013 (ZZyZx WriterZ) to help the yearly event  become sustainable and allow the ZZyZx WriterZ to publish their first Anthology – A Three Hour Tour. See a video from their reading.


Upcoming events

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March 15th, 2014 – La Puente Artwalk
La Puente Branch of the LA County Library
The Nuvein Foundation will partner with the LA County Supervisor’s Office for Gloria Molina and the LA County Library – La Puente Branch to host a children’s chalk art activity (with volunteers from 2pm-4pm), will have a booth handing out information on the Foundation (1pm-4pm) and its events as well as other art events/resources locally, and will coordinate a children’s art workshop inside the Library (4pm-6pm). Volunteers should contact the Nuvein Foundation. For other inquiries, please contact Jeanette Freels ( the LA County Library – La Puente Branch
April 18th, 2014 – SGV Poetry in Motion: A Teen and Youth Poetry Competition and Showcase
Arcadia Library – Cay Mortenson Auditorium
The Nuvein Foundation will partner with the Arcadia Library to host a Poetry Competition and Showcase for students (grades 6-12) that will be hosted by Kimberly Cobian and a special guest young poet host. Students in the competition portion of the event will be judged by a poet’s panel (this year the ZZyZx WriterZ Group) and awards will be given in various categories. Students in the Showcase (Open Mic) portion will be eligible for a single prize for overall performance and delivery.Interested students should contact Petra Morris ( the Arcadia Library for details  This event participates as part of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival (
April 19th, 2014 – PEER POET PROGRAM: Show, Tell, Reveal
Montebello Regional Library Branch of the LA County Library
The Nuvein Foundation will offer a free community poetry program for students (grades 8-12) on poetry techniques that will also include peer exercises that will partner students to poets from across Literary Los Angeles. Chris Trevilla, president of the Foundation and published poet, will be leading this interactive workshop. For additional details, contact Beth Krupsaw ( at the Montebello Library.This event participates as part of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival (


September La Puente Artwalk Vendor Spots available!

The Nuvein Foundation will be organizing an outdoor Vendor and Artisan Bazaar at the La Puente Arcade Lot located at approximately 15903 Main Street, La Puente, CA 91744.


Vendors will be placed and organized at the La Puente Arcade Lot by Nuvein Board members, Estella Neyer and Petra Nieto.

The Nuvein Foundation will be processing day of applications for booth spaces for the La Puente Artwalk event at the Arcade from 1pm-4pm. Applications for the 4th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte event will also be processed on this dafe by Nuvein.

You can d0wnload the La Puente Artwalk vendor application here.

You can download the 2013 Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte vendor application here.

For more details on the La Puente Artwalk, please follow the event page on Facebook.

We hope that our artistic, creative, and inspiring artisans and craftworks can join us for the final 2013 La Puente Artwalk.

Arcadia Library and Nuvein to set Poetry in Motion for SGV Teens

As part of the Nuvein Foundation’s celebration of National Poetry Month, on Friday, April 20th, 2012 from 3pm-5pm the Arcadia  Public Library will host Poetry in Motion: A Teen Event a showcase, open mic, and competition of teen spoken word, poetry, and lyricism. This  event now enters its third year of being showcase for young poetic and lyrical talent, and is proudly organized and supported by both the Arcadia Public Library and the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.

The Arcadia Library will be taking submissions and entries to be considered for the competition portion up to the day before.of the event. Youth interested in the Open Mic will be allowed to walk in and be considered for inclusion up to the beginning of the event. Submissions from teen and youth throughout the San Gabriel Valley will be considered for participation.

Prizes and recognition will be given out as scored by a panel of established poets and writers from all over Southern California.

The event will take place inside the Cay Mortensen Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

For more information on submissions and entry rules:
Contact Regina Ochoa at the Arcadia Library at