June SLHW Events
Patricia Cisneros Young will be at Barnes & Noble, Northwoods, 18030 U.S. 281 N., (210) 490-0411. Regional author signs copies of her new book, “South Texas Tales: Stories My Father Told Me.” 2 p.m.
--Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I had the opportunity to read Cisneros' book, and thoroughly enjoyed her descriptions of life in Brownsville and Mexico, along with the various characters she brought to life with vivid details and colloquialism. While the book's subtitle and cover art may convey a collection of "cute" coming-of-age stories, the reality is that Cisneros' collection are gripping and hard-hitting--depicting the harshness of frontier life, and racial intolerance that will strike you like a slap on the face. Take the opportunity to meet the author and pick up a copy of her book.
Barnes and Noble--San Pedro Crossing
Monthly meeting of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio. This month's guest speaker is Florence Weinberg, author of the recently published "Seven Citites of Mud." Weinberg will be discussing "The Gold Mine of Sowthwest History: Researching the Historical Novel."
Weinberg is a retired professor of Spanish and French literature from Trinity University, where she taught from 1989 to 1999. Prior to Trinity, she taught at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, for 22 years, and she spent four years teaching Spanish literature at the University of Rochester before completing her PhD.
Upon her retirement in 1999, Weinberg began writing historical novels, among them "The Storks of La Caridad" and "Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross."
You definitely do not want to miss June's Meeting!