April 13, 2024


  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 3:00 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

The essays in Creep: Accusations and Confessions tackle the pervasive, creeping oppression and toxicity that has wormed its way into society—in our books, schools, and homes, as well as the systems that perpetuate them—from one of our fiercest, foremost explorers of intersectional Latine identity, Myriam Gurba. Dark Days: Fugitive Essays examines the echoes from the dark days of slavery that still reverberate in our politics, speech, and art. Poet and National Book Award Finalist Roger Reeves ultimately builds a profound vision of how to strive towards a better world. Join us for a discussion that examines intersections between politics, speech, art, and marginalized communities; community and liberation; and the craft of writing essays.

About the Authors

Myriam Gurba - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: C. Geoff Cordner

Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true crime memoir Mean, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. O, The Oprah Magazine, ranked Mean as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Publishers Weekly describes Gurba as having a voice like no other. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris ReviewTIME, and 4Columns. She has shown art in galleries, museums, and community centers. She lives in Pasadena, California. Her most recent book is Creep: Accusations and Confessions.

Roger Reeves - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Ana Schwartz

Roger Reeves

Roger Reeves is the author of the poetry collections King Me and Best Barbarian, which was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Whiting Award, and Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University. His essays and poems have appeared in PoetryNew YorkerGrantaYale Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. His latest work is Dark Days: Fugitive Essays.


Roger Reeves - The San Antonio Book Festival

Traci Thomas

Traci Thomas is the creator and host of The Stacks, a weekly podcast about books and the ways they shape our cultural understandings. Traci writes a monthly bookish advice column on, is a contributor on NPR’s Here and Now, and developed LAists live literary series, One for the Books.

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