April 13, 2024


  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:00 am
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

In today’s digital age, the realm of bullies has expanded far beyond the confines of the traditional playground. They now reside in our pockets, hidden behind screens, poised to strike through our devices. The Bully in Your Pocket: Your #1 Playbook to Defeat Online Trolls offers an indispensable and comprehensive manual for comprehending, managing, and ultimately triumphing over the pervasive menace of online bullying. San Antonio’s Lorenzo Gomez III will discuss dealing with cyberbullying, and centering relationships and empathy in our interactions, even those online that might feel anonymous.

About the Author

Lorenzo Gomez III - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III is the author of Cilantro DiariesTafolla Toro, and The Rack We Built. Lorenzo was CEO and chairman at Geekdom, San Antonio’s premier collaborative startup space. He played a founding role in The 80/20 Foundation and Tech Bloc, and has shaped initiatives that drive workforce and entrepreneurial growth in San Antonio. His latest book is The Bully in Your Pocket: Your #1 Playbook to Defeat Online Trolls.


Lorenzo Gomez III - The San Antonio Book Festival

Laura Cole

BiblioTech Director, Laura Cole has worked in county government for the past 20 years, both in Washington County, Oregon, and Bexar County, Texas. She holds a Master of Public Administration from UTSA and Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

In 2012, she was privileged to be charged with leading the development and implementation of BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the United States. Laura has directed BiblioTech’s expansion over the past ten years through numerous community partnerships including VIA Metropolitan Transit, University Health System, San Antonio Housing Authority, Opportunity Home, Laredo Housing Authority, Housing Authority City of Brownsville and 14 area school districts. Since 2020 has served as a member of the SA Digital Connects Advisory Board.

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