Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tejano Writers at Trinity University

From a Trinity University press release:

Magnificent Seven Come to Trinity: Acclaimed Tejano Writers to Give Readings at University

SAN ANTONIO – Seven writers, whose reputations extend nationally and internationally, and who have contributed to an anthology of Tejano writers titled Hecho en Tejas, will give readings from their work at Trinity University. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall and will be followed by a reception for the writers. The event is free and open to all.

Among the featured writers are Sandra Cisneros, Rose Mary Catacalos, and John Phillip Santos. Cisneros is the author of popular novels such as On Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek, and Carmelo. Santos’ family memoir, Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, was selected as the book for all San Antonians to read in 2006. Catacalos, the director of Gemini Ink, is a nationally recognized poet. Other writers include two well-known South Texas writers, Norma Cantú and Carmen Tafolla. The reading will also feature two “new” voices, Gregg Barrios and Diana Lopez.

Hecho en Tejas, the anthology featuring Tejano writers, was recently published by the University of New Mexico Press.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arturo Madrid, the Murchison Distinguished Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, at 210-999-8373.