The 4th Annual LibroFEST Showcases Houston’s Latino And Literary Communities

Organizers talk about the Latino writers and cultural themes that will shine at this unique book and arts festival.


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Photo of Marina Tristán and Carmen Peña Abrego of LibroFEST
L-R: Marina Tristán and Carmen Peña Abrego.

Books, art, culture and community come together at the 4th Annual LibroFEST on Saturday, October 3, from 10am – 4pm, at Houston Public Library's Central Library.

Part of HPL's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, LibroFest was a joint creation of the HPL and Arte Público Press, the nation's oldest publishing house dedicated to Latino literature. This year's event highlights the theme of Hispanic Heritage Heroes through an ongoing exhibit about Houston's Latino veterans and panel discussions on the contributions and accomplishments of Latinos during World War II. The theme expands to include some of the literary and cultural heroes of today.

The day's festivities include film screenings, lectures and discussions, story time, readings, live music, arts activities, theater performances, a scavenger hunt and food.

Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu got a preview of LibroFEST from Carmen Peña Abrego, Programming and Events Coordinator of Houston Public Library, and Marina Tristán, Assistant Director of Arte Público Press.


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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