Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday's SLHW Monthly Meeting

Words + Pictures = BOOKS!

San Antonio artist Thelma Muraida joins local author Diane Gonzales Bertrand in a presentation of their new books and in sharing words of advice to aspiring artists and writers. A chance meeting at a party three years ago between Muraida and Bertrand allowed them to not only catch up on news about the old neighborhood (both were raised in the Woodlawn Lake area), but also for Bertrand to encourage a former school friend to submit an artist’s portfolio to her Houston publisher, Arte Publico Press.

Together they celebrate the release of Muraida’s first illustrated picture book, Clara and the Curandera/Clara y la curandera (authored by Monica Brown) and Bertrand’s new bilingual title, Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y las primas verduritas.

On Monday, November 14, at 7:30 pm during the monthly meeting of the Society of Hispanic and Latino Writers, Muraida and Bertrand will discuss the process of creating books for children from their different perspectives as illustrator and writer. Both will discuss their own creative process; discuss working with the book publisher, and offer suggestions to deal with rejection when the first concept or manuscript is declined. A question and answer session and a book signing will follow the presentation.

7:30 pm Monday, November 14, 2011
Barnes and Noble Book Store
San Pedro Crossings
321 NW Loop 410 #104
San Antonio, TX 78216