Writing Amongst the Gringos with Dr. Cintli
- 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
- | Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
- Adult Sessions
- Start of Signing: 12:15 PM
- | Signing Location: Festival Marketplace
About the Event
Writing 50 Years (más o menos) Amongst the Gringos is a curated collection of 91 separate writings that includes journalistic columns and articles, essays, short stories, poems, cantos, huehuetlahtolli, academic work, and excerpts from seven books that span almost 50 years of Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez’s life.
About the Author
A native of the West Side barrios of San Antonio and the first Chicana to direct a Mexican-American Studies Center in the nation, Dr. Carmen Tafolla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books. The first City Poet Laureate of San Antonio from 2012–2014 and the 2015 State Poet Laureate of Texas, Tafolla has been recognized by the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies for work which “gives voice to the peoples and cultures of this land.” In 2018 she became the first Latina to be elected President of the Texas Institute of Letters.