Saturday, October 06, 2012

Boulder Latino Festival. L.A. author events

October 6th, 2012
featuring best-selling authors and music performances, including Denver Sound’s
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
concert with Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6 

In anticipation of the new 2013 Americas Latino Festival to take place in Boulder, October, 2013, a preview event will be launched today, October 6th, 2012 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

The preview event features a presentation by festival director Irene Vilar, a Guggenheim Fellow and Latino Book Award winner, and a talk by best-selling author Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., recognized as a major figure in contemporary Chicano literature.

The program includes a piano recital of Music across the Americas, a musical intermezzo of the Colombian folkloric group Tucandirá, and a performance of Denver Sound band Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. All events take place inside the Black Box theater of the ATLAS Institute building on campus. Events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Slim Cessna’s Auto Club concert, which will be recorded for Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6 as part of the newly released Boulder Box Set series. Tickets for that event can be purchased at $20/$50 through
For more info contact Olga Correll, 303-717-6619,

The America for the Arts festival will take place October 3-6, 2013 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Over 75 speakers in the areas of human rights and justice, conservation, science, literature, music, visual arts, and film will participate in this event committed to promoting a panamerican consciousness and cross cultural understanding. The 2013 region: Mexico & the Caribbean. Theme: The Exhaustion of the Earth.

Among those confirming attendance for the 2013 event are: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, best-selling authors Isabel Allende, Mayra Santos Febres, and Cristina Garcia,
Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, Guggenheim Fellow and International Literature Award Winner Daniel Alarcon, author and film director Lucia Puenzo, Babel film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Future of Food producer Deborah Garcia, actor and film producer Benicio del Toro, Guggenheim Fellow Laura Restrepo, Pulitzer Prize winner playwright Nilo Cruz, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and NPR Latino USA anchor Maria Hinojosa, Latin Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres, PBS NewsHour anchor Ray Suarez, and McArthur Genius Grant fellows: installation artist Pepe Osorio, percussionist Dafnis Prieto, jazz saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenon, photographers Camilo Jose Vergara and Susan Meiseles, and Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott and Mario Vargas Llosa. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito will cover the event for the national press.

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Bloguero authors in L.A.

Rudy Ch. Garcia will be joining fellow Blogueros Daniel Olivas, author of The Book of Want and children's books author René Colato Laínez (his latest, 
Let's Play Football / Juguemos al futból
) at the Latino Book & Family Festival, next Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, on the Calif. State University campus, Dominguez Hills.

Olivas' panels: Writing in Multiple Genres (10:00am) and How To Get Published (1:00, Garcia, too!). Laínez' panelsUsing Multicultural Literature in the Home & Classroom (10:00am) and What's New in Children's Picture Books (1:00). Garcia will also be on the Great Young Adult Fiction panel (3:00). This year the event is being held in conjunction with La Feria Es El Momento - Edúcalos, presented by KMEX Univision. Check the program at the event for readings or signings.

If you don't make that, you can catch Garcia's Reading & Signing of his Chicano fantasy novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams at Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Ave. in Sylmar, Califas, on Sunday Oct. 14, 2:00-3:00. Check here for other last-minute L.A. and Texas appearances.

After that, Garcia heads to San Anto, Austin & Houston, Oct. 25-31 on his book tour: River Oaks Bookstore, Fri. Oct. 26 in Houston; and Southwest Workers Union, Sun. Oct. 28 and Palo Alto College, Tue. Oct. 30 in San Anto.

Check Dan Olivas' and René Colato Laínez' websites for other appearances.

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