The Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival this weekend!

Posted on October 7, 2010

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This upcoming Saturday October 9th and 10th, I’ll be an Author Presenter/Panelist showcasing The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive at the highly anticipated Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival on the Cal State LA campus.

Don’t miss this festival, which will feature over 115 Latino authors, making it the largest gathering of Latino authors in history! Come celebrate the cultural and linguistic treasures of our Latino communities.

Authors include Victor Villaseñor, Sonia Nazario, Juan Felipe Herrera, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Stella Pope Duarte, Reyna Grande, Sam Quiñones, Gustavo Arellano, Alex Espinoza, Luis J. Rodriguez, Rene Colato Lainez, Amada Irma Perez, Jose Luis Orozco, Vanessa Libertad Garcia, and Michele Serros, among many others.

There will be 36 panels/sessions on poetry, fiction, journalism, publishing, art, music, and dance, followed by book signings.

The festival and panels are free to the public!

Please check out an overview of the schedule!

I’ll be participating in the following ways:

1) Barnes & Noble will be selling The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive all weekend at the campus bookstore! I’ll also be selling signed copies at The Author Signing Booth throughout the weekend.

2) On Saturday October 9th, I’ll attend the fair’s amazing Gala Dinner from 6p – 10p titled “An Evening with the Authors.” You get to enjoy the festival’s awards ceremony while dining on a delicious meal with your favorite authors! Join me by buying your ticket today!

3) On Sunday October 10th, I’ll be speaking on two phenomenal panels:
A) Boot Camp: The Pros & Cons of Self-Publishing
11am (ROOM 137)
Moderator: Thelma Reyna
Panelists: Vanessa Libertad Garcia, David Bueno-Hill, Ed Rodriguez, and
Manny Pacheco.

B) Glitter & Gold: Making Your Mark in the World with Your Own Flare
5pm (ROOM 137)
Moderator: Aurelia Flores
Panelists: Vanessa Libertad Garcia, Josefina Lopez, Nora Comstock, & Kathy
Cano-Murillo.

Families can enjoy the rest of the festivities at the main stage, which features singers, folklorico dances, music, and more. Children can enjoy the Children’s Area & Stage featuring arts & crafts, story-telling, and music.

There will be over 100 exhibitors, a food court, and the awards ceremony/dinner reception “An Evening with the Authors” at the CSULA ballroom where you can dine with your favorite authors!!

For more information visit the Facebook invite OR the Main Festival Webpage.

Come out and enjoy! I’d be thrilled if you could make it!

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