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LibroFEST 2015 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houston Public Library€™s Central Library downtown. The event kicks off with a screening of €œWar and Peace,€ the third episode in PBS€™ six-part series Latino […]

Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct.15, and Latino writers and literature will be celebrated this Saturday at the annual LibroFEST, being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houston Public Library€™s Central Library downtown.

The event kicks off with a screening of €œWar and Peace,€ the third episode in PBS€™ six-part series Latino Americans. There will be a panel discussion about the superstitions and symbolism that inspires authors works, including things like La Llorona, and there will be other talks around the Cuban and Mexican- American experience through fiction.

Catherine Lu from Houston Public Media€™’s Arts and Culture Unit talked with event organizers €“ Marina Tristan of Arte Publico Press and Carmen Pena Abrego from the Houston Public Library €” and she asked Marina about the uniqueness of this festival.

MORE: Third Annual LibroFEST Celebrates Latino Writers and Literature (Houston Matters, Sept. 23, 2014)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

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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