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San Antonio’s Literary History: A Plática with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Carmen Tafolla

May 24

Free

After 300 years of history that began with cultural and military invasions, a century as la reina de la frontera (to quote Angela de Hoyos), the birth of the Mexican Revolution, more than a century as a major tourist destination, the rise and fruition of the Chicano movement, and, at long last, the recognition of our iconic missions as World Heritage Sites . . . Where are we now as a literary city?

Join us for a public plática to discuss this question and to hear pivotal San Antonio literary figures speak about their involvement in the movimiento. A range of short readings from the newly published Literary San Antonio (TCU Press) will also be a part of this evening. Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Dr. Carmen Tafolla will lead the discussion on the multi-faceted literary history of San Antonio. Writers y luminarios literarios include Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos, San Antonio poet Jesse Cardona, and Mexican-American poet, translator, and former television personality Evangelina Vigil.

 

 

Details

Date:
May 24
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78224
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Organizer

Alexandra van de Kamp
Phone:
210.734.9673