Friday, August 12, 2022

Arte Público Celebrates 40 Years

 From our friends at Arte Público Press -  news of a literary and performing arts celebration.  Party on.


Arte Público Press, the country’s oldest and largest publisher dedicated to amplifying US Hispanic voices, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a performing-arts showcase September 15, 2022, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the University of Houston’s Moores Opera House (3333 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004).

Bringing together outstanding artists from a variety of genres, the event will highlight the vibrant influence of Latin American and Latino cultures. The University of Houston’s Mariachi Puma will welcome attendees; other performers include the Brazilian dance and drum group, Samba Bom; the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, presenting its piece based on Sandra CisnerosThe House on Mango Street, which was originally published by Arte Público; Solero Flamenco; and the Houston Grand Opera, doing its children’s production based on Jorge Argueta’s trilingual picture book, Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water (Arte Público Press, 2017). A post-performance party in the lobby—with food, drink, author signings and entertainment—will wrap up the event.

We invite you to play a crucial role in the celebration by participating as an anniversary event sponsor. Sponsorships are available for $25,000; $10,000; $5,000; and $2,500. Individual tickets are available for $250.

Click here to become a sponsor or purchase tickets.

For more information, contact:


Manuel Ramos lives in Denver. His latest novel is Angels in the Wind: A Mile High Noir.

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