Thursday, September 13, 2012

Houston LibroFEST

Houston LibroFEST is a book and arts festival for the general public that highlights Hispanic writers and showcases the vibrant culture of the Latino community through storytelling, crafts and performances for children and adults. Stop by exhibitors' tables and discover what's new from Arte Público Press, Casa Ramírez, Houston Public Library, Literal magazine, MECA, Nuestra Palabra, Society for the Performing Arts and Writers in the Schools.

LibroFEST Lineup
Saturday, September 15, 2012:

11:15 AM: Performance on the plaza by Franklin Elementary Ballet Folklórico
11:45 AM: Bilingual story time with Gwendolyn Zepeda
12:15 PM: Puppet Pizzaz show for kids in the Julia Ideson Auditorium!
12:30 PM: Poetry readings by Javier Huerta & Sarah Cortez
1:15 PM: Mariachi performances by Patrick Henry Middle School and Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
1:45 PM: WITS Workshop in library's main building (1st floor gallery area)
1:45 PM: Claudia Kolker talks about The Immigrant Advantage
2:15 PM: Gwendolyn Zepeda reads from her new novel, Better With You Here
2:40 PM: Bilingual show by Happy the Clown!
3:00 PM: "Reading and Voting: Keys to a Sustainable Democracy"
A multimedia presentation by Nuestra Palabra's Liana Lopez about literature's relationship to civic engagement with examples pulled straight from current news headlines (Julia Ideson Auditorium)

When & Where
Saturday, September 15, 2012
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Houston Public Library's Central Library Plaza
500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77002

For more information, visit www.houstonlibrary.org/librofest or call 832-393-1313.

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