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Third Annual LibroFEST Celebrates Latino Writers and Literature

Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct.15, and Latino writers and literature will be celebrated this Saturday at the annual LibroFEST, being held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Houston Public Library’s Flores Neighborhood Library in the East End. The event features writing workshops, a discussion with award-winning author Diane Gonzales Bertrand, and a performance […]

Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct.15, and Latino writers and literature will be celebrated this Saturday at the annual LibroFEST, being held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Houston Public Library’s Flores Neighborhood Library in the East End.

The event features writing workshops, a discussion with award-winning author Diane Gonzales Bertrand, and a performance by singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa.

Catherine Lu from Houston Public Media’s Arts and Culture Unit talked with event organizers – Marina Tristán of Arte Público Press and Carmen Peña Abrego from the Houston Public Library — and she asked them for details of the festival and about how the event got started.

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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