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Hispanic Heritage Month: LibroFEST

An all-day festival celebrates Latino literature and culture in Houston.



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L-R: Marina Tristán and Carmen Peña Abrego.
L-R: Marina Tristán and Carmen Peña Abrego.

Books, art, culture and community come together at the 3rd Annual LibroFEST on Saturday, September 27, from 12 – 8pm, at Houston Public Library’s Central Library and the Flores Neighborhood Library.

Part of HPL’s  Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) celebrations, and presented in collaboration with Arte Público Press, LibroFEST highlights Latino literature and culture with a children’s storytime, panel discussions, readings and a film screening, in addition to live music, arts activities, poetry buskers and food. Prominent guest authors include Richard Blanco (5th U.S. Inaugural Poet), Rolando Hinojosa (winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award) and the children’s author-illustrator duo of Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Thelma Muraida.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu got a preview of LibroFEST from Marina Tristán, Assistant Director of Arte Público Press, and Carmen Peña Abrego, program and events coordinator with Houston Public Library.

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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