Friday, January 26, 2007

I think someone should make a CD to go along with this book. That would be very cool! A cd with some songs by Lydia Mendoza, Freddy Fender, Selena, and featuring the poems of Sheryl Luna, the short fiction of Christine Granados, and a bunch of the Tejana/o writers in this collection. I bet it would sell as a great companion to this anthology. Wish San Marcos were just a tiny bit closer so I could attend this event! So close yet still so far. If you're in the neighborhood, get yourself there!

THE SOUTHWESTERN WRITERS COLLECTION
at Texas State University-San Marcos
celebrates the publication of
HECHO EN TEJAS
An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature
Edited by Dagoberto Gilb
from the University of New Mexico Press

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Discussions, readings, and performances featuring
Sandra Cisneros and Dagoberto Gilb
plus special guests

The Southwestern Writers Collection celebrates the new book with an exciting day full of discussions, readings, book signings, and performances-lunch included. Special guests Sandra Cisneros and Dagoberto Gilb will be joined by Conjunto Aztlán, Tony Díaz, Christine Granados, Rolando Hinojosa, Santiago Jiménez, Jr., Sheryl Luna, Arturo Madrid, Macarena del Rocio Hernández, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, raúlrsalinas, and Carmen Tafolla.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to please RSVP to southwesternwriters@txstate.edu, or call (512) 245-2313. The SWWC is located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University-San Marcos. Access directions online athttp://www.swwc.txstate.edu. Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Texas State University Bookstore. (7" x 10", 544 pages, 30 color plates, numerous halftones, $29.95, hardcover)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 10, 2007

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morning Panel Discussion
Sheryl Luna, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, raúlrsalinas,
and Carmen Tafolla moderated by Tony Díaz

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Exhibit Viewing
12:00 noon Performance by Conjunto Aztlán

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Afternoon Panel Discussion
Sandra Cisneros, Dagoberto Gilb, Christine Granados, and
Macarena del Rocio Hernández moderated by Arturo Madrid

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Remarks and Readings by Dagoberto Gilb and
Sandra Cisneros introductions by Rolando Hinojosa

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Book signing with the guest authors
Performance by Santiago Jiménez, Jr.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hadnt heard about this event. thanks for posting it. and cant wait to read the book.

oh and about ept...no worries. i think i got there the day you left. itll work out next time.

peace.

jip said...

that was me. i dont know why it says i'm anonymous. jp

Emmy said...

hey jp! hope you get to go to the event... sounds like a great time.

maybe 'anonymous' has something to do with me switching over to the new blogger (finally, relunctantly) today. let's blame new blogger.

i hope you had a great time in el paso/juarez and your whole trip-- and, yes, our paths will cross again for sure!

cheers,
e.

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