Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Meet Reyna Grande, Sept. 10


We are looking forward to the return of the SLHW for the Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Reyna Grande book discussion and signing of The Distance Between Us. We have been promoting this event on our website and in the store. Please continue to spread the word out far and wide!

Thanks and see you soon,

Debra A. Castanon
Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble Store 2802
San Pedro Crossing
321 NW Loop 410, Ste. 104
San Antonio, TX 78216
Store (210) 342-0008 Voice Mail (210) 342-2386 Fax (210) 342-9426

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

HarperTeen Writing Contest--Ends Sept. 1

HarperTeen and Figment are partnering to provide YA writers with this contest opportunity to get their story published in an anthology along with other well-known YA authors.

The contest challenge: Write a story that takes place at night or in the dark. The story can be of any genre: contemporary, paranormal, horror, science fiction, romance, humor, fantasy, etc.

What happens in the dark? Why are things different at night? Maybe it’s magic, or madness or both. A new anthology coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen, Defy the Dark explores those questions and invites you to try your hand at answering them.

What’s in it for you? A chance to be published in Defy the Dark, alongside some of your favorite YA authors (including Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hawkins, and Beth Revis).

The winner will be noted in the book’s table of contents, on the copyright page, and have a byline on their story. They will also have an opportunity to give an acknowledgment and will be featured on the Defy the Dark website. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize awarded by HarperCollins and five copies of Defy the Dark.

1. Eligibility

The Defy the Dark New Author Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia and territories, possessions and military bases) or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are thirteen (13) years or older at the time of entry.

2. Sponsors

Figment, LLC, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065, and HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022.

3. Entry Period

The Promotion begins on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Entry Period”).

No sun-drenched, thousand-watt fables here—bring us your things that go bump in the night, bring us the things that hide in the shadows. Saundra Mitchell, the anthology’s editor, is excited to read your best YA fiction and choose one writer to be a part of the forces that will Defy the Dark.

4. Submission Requirements

Submission must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

Submission must be an original work created solely by you, has not been previously published, and does not infringe upon any third-party copyrights or other intellectual property rights.

Submission must not contain defamatory statements.

Submission must not contain any telephone numbers, street addresses or email addresses of any individual.

Submission must not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity.

Click here for more official rules: http://dailyfig.figment.com/defy-the-dark-official-rules/

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Arte Publico Press

If you're in the Houston area on Friday, Sept. 7, click HERE

Saturday, August 18, 2012

CNN ireport

Here is SLHW member Edna Campos Gravenhorst's link to an ireport posting on CNN:

Learning the Darnest Things from Aging Americans

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bodies and Babies

An eMail from Bihl Haus Arts:

Dear Friends of Bihl Haus Arts,

"Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways?" asks Naomi Wolf rhetorically in a recent Guardian blog. "You would surely think so," she responds, "by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of these new proposed bills, or recently passed state laws, attack in novel ways women's rights to ownership of their bodies and their basic life choices, which second-wave feminists thought long won." Texas, with one of the highest rates of uninsured women, is on the front lines. "In 2011," Mara Posada, of Planned Parenthood Texas, records that, "the Texas Legislature slashed the family planning program by 66%. Ideologically driven politics have shattered the Women's Health Program. . . [and the governor promises] Texas will not participate in the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act."

Bihl Haus Arts takes on this issue in "Women's Health/Women's Bodies," a conversation with OB/GYN specialist Dr. Roberta Krueger and Planned Parenthood's Mara Posada, this Thursday, August 16, 7 pm.

Dr. Roberta Krueger received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, and did postgraduate work at the University of Texas Health Science Medical Center Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Krueger’s San Antonio practice focuses on obstetrics, gynecology, and women's wellness care with a strong commitment to education and the advancement of women's health knowledge. In her practice, she balances new technologies and medical advancements with primary tools of listening, looking and touching.

Mara Posada, Director of Community Relations, Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas, joined the organization in 2006. She oversees media relations, agency publications, online/social media and community outreach. Most recently, Mara has enjoyed helping connect Planned Parenthood’s health mission with art projects and arts organizations, including the upcoming Governing Bodies art exhibition at Gallery Nord (opning Oct. 6th). Mara was born and raised in San Antonio and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University.

The discussion takes place amid the exhibit "Bodies and Babies," new works by painter Kari Sackmann-Roberts. If you have not yet seen this show, this would be a wonderful opportunity to view it. Wine and appetizers, of course!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Era Writers: Not Being Latino Enough

Here is a blog recommended by Jonathan Marcantoni. The blog is on prejudice within the Latino community and how art can help educate: http://newerawriters.blogspot.com/2012/08/not-being-latino-enough.html

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SLHW Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Gil Dominguez and Marcela were just two of the many Latino authors who gathered at Mamacita's Restaurant last night to celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio. Happy Anniversary, SLHW!!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

From Jonathan Marcantoni

The following is from Jonathan Marcantoni:

I did a guest blog on persevering in the face of disappointments when you are a young artist. Check it out:


RWANYC Blogging In The Big Apple

Monday, August 06, 2012

SLHW Anniversary Meeting

The following message is from Ruben Soto:

I am posting this invitation for those that may not have received my email invitation for our anniversary dinner. Read below for more information and how to RSVP.

The Society of Latino/Hispanic Writers will be celebrating its 8th anniversary on Monday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at Mamacita’s located at 8030 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX.

You are cordially invited since you responded that you wanted to continue as a member of the Society.

During this celebration, we will present the new focus of the Society. We also welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.

You – the writer- are the reason that the Society exists. Our mission, vision and goal continue to be: To provide inspiration and knowledge that a writer needs in order to have a successful writing career.

Please RSVP by August 6 and respond to this email: rubenso99@yahoo.com so that we can get an accurate count.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you,
Ruben Soto

Hispanic Literacy Day in San Diego, CA

Attention Authors:

Keep this date – September 15, 2012 – Hispanic Literacy Day in San
Diego, California – South Chula Vista Library

We are currently looking for authors who would like to participate to
do readings, be a speaker, or be on one of our panels. We also need
authors who would like to showcase their books in the mail hall as

Some of the panels are: Writing Novels for Young Adults, Writing
Kid’s Picture Books, Poetry Panels, and Finding time/Support Systems
for Writing, Writing a Memoir, How to Market your Books Online (Search
Engine Optimization), Read/Write/Story, etc.

If you are interested in being part of this event, please contact
Kevin Gerard at 858-505-4677 or email him at
kevin@cryingcougarpress.com mailto:kevin@cryingcougarpress.com

We are looking forward to having as many authors present as possible.
This is a free event to the public and this will be publicized through
Univision and local publications so we are looking for a fairly good

If you can, please join us in making this a success and please contact
Kevin at the above number or email.

Thank you,
Corina Martinez Chaudhry, CEO/Founder of www.TheLatinoAuthor.com

Saturday, August 04, 2012

SLHW Update

The following message is from SLHW founder and President Emeritus, Ruben Soto:

Great things are coming for the Society so stay tuned.

We are re-inventing our group in order to help writers get better at their craft. For those of you here that didn't get my email please let us know if you are still interested in attending our future events. Send me your email at rubenso99@yahoo.com so we can keep you in our distribution list.

Thanks for your support!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Marcantoni on "Nuestra Palabra"

Jonathan Marcantoni will be on "Nuestra Palabra: Latino Authors Have Their Say" radio show Tuesday, August 7th

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Blog: Three Nosey Broads

The following message is from Edna Campos Gravenhorst:

Please follow my blog, Three Nosey Broads