LibroFEST 2013: Celebrating Latino Literature and Culture in the Bayou City

Arts & Entertainment, General

The Houston Public Library is hosting the 2nd Annual LibroFEST, a Latino Literature and Culture Festival that’s become their signature Hispanic Heritage Month event.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 1-5 p.m.
Houston Public Library
Central Library Plaza
500 McKinney St., 77002

Get ready for Houston’s book and arts festival for the general public that highlights Hispanic writers and showcases the vibrant culture of the Latino community!

Take in the sights and sounds of bilingual storytelling, poetry recitation, children’s activities, writing workshops, musical and theatrical performances, and much more.

** NOTE: SpeakOUT with Lupe Mendez is also taking place at the Houston Public Library on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 1:30-3 p.m. **

About the Authors and Performances

Featuring a lineup of acclaimed writers talking about “Heroes, Villains and Monsters,” “Cops, Desperados” and debut poetry:

  • Sarah Cortez,
  • Guadalupe Garcia McCall,
  • Manuel Ramos,
  • René Saldaña, Jr., and
  • Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda.

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Performances include the Express Children’s Theatre (Legends of Wind & Fire), mariachis, Happy the Clown, Houston Grand Opera’s Storybook Opera, and Open mic by SpeakOUT, a part of Houston Public Library’s LGBT Series.

LibroFest is part of HPL’s month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


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  • Information and images provided by the Houston Public Library.

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