San Antonio Book Festival - One Place, Many Voices: New Fiction & Poetry About the Border with Frederick Luis Aldama, Edmundo Paz Soldán, & Emmy Perez
April 8, 2017 - San Antonio Book Festival

One Place, Many Voices: New Fiction & Poetry About the Border with Frederick Luis Aldama, Edmundo Paz Soldán, & Emmy Perez

Location: West Terrace
Start Time:

12:00 pm

End Time:

1:00 pm

Start of Signing: 1:15 pm
Signing Location: Augusta Street

About the Authors
Frederick Luis Aldama - The San Antonio Book Festival
Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at Ohio State University. He is founder and director of LASER, a mentoring and research hub for Latinos (ninth grade through college), selected as a 2015 Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. An expert on Latino popular culture, Aldama is the author, co-author, and editor of twenty-six books, including Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez and The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez.

Edmundo Paz Soldán - The San Antonio Book Festival
Edmundo Paz Soldán

Born in Bolivia, Edmundo Paz Soldán is professor of Latin American literature at Cornell University. He is the multiple-award-winning author of five short story collections and ten novels, two of which, Turing’s Delirium and The Matter of Desire, have been translated into English.

Emmy Pérez - The San Antonio Book Festival
Emmy Pérez

Emmy Pérez earned her MFA from Columbia University and her BA from the University of Southern California. She is an associate professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she teaches in the MFA in creative writing and Mexican American studies programs.

Moderator
Octavio Quintanilla

Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014). His poetry, fiction, and translations have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Salamander, RHINO, Pilgrimage, Alaska Quarterly Review, Existere: A Journal of Arts and Literature, Southwestern American Literature, The Texas Observer, and elsewhere. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas  and  teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Find him on Twitter: @OctQuintanilla

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