Text from the Facebook invitation post:
50 Writers. Free Event. Free Parking. Handicap Accessible.
The first week of March, San Antonio will host the most famous writers in the country. The AWP, the acronym for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, will offer a week-long conference for stellar local and national writers alike to share books and readings, alongside literary agents, publishers, and editors. When thousands of writers converge in San Antonio in March, we want to celebrate the dignity of Latinx stories.
Indigenous/Xicanx/AfroLatinx/Boricua/Caribeñx/Centro y Sur Americanx writers, poets, essayists, novelists, theatre artists, and children’s authors will read short excerpts from their work, filling the courtyard with their words, a mitote of books and stories. Music by Juan & Armando Tejeda, Tallercito de Son & DJ De La O.
Saturday, March 7th, 2020 5-6pm
Courtyard by the Grassy Slope
(River Level) Market Street Entrance
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
900 East Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Participating Writers as of 2/26/20:
Pat Alderete, Janie Alonso, Marisela Barrera, Xochit-Julisa Bermejo, Irene I. Blea, David Bowles, Violet Castro, Ari Chagoya, Edyka Chilomé, Maya Chinchilla, Bonnie Cisneros, Araceli Cruz, Cesar L. De Leony, Anel Flores, Olga Garcia Echeverria, Maribel Garcia, Tammy Gomez, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Virginia Grise, Raquel Gutierrez, Missy Jane, Rossy Lima, Roberto Lovato, Rita Maria Martinez, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Robyn Medina Winnett, Julie Marin, Jasminne Mendez, Maria Minguez Arias, Ed O’Casey, Amalia Ortiz, Deborah Paredez, Emma Pérez, Emmy Pérez, Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Aida Salazar, Janette E. Schafer, Juan Tejeda, Jenna Marie Torres, Jesús I. Valles, Stalina Villarreal, Helena Maria Viramontes.
There are two surface parking lots (CSF 1 & CSF 2) behind the Convention Center, located at 637 Tower of the Americas Way (off of Montana Street). Parking there will be free March 7, from 4-7pm. First Come First Served.
Organized by Alazan Arts Stories & Letters, a todo dar productions, Aztlan Libre Press, Books in the Barrio and Teatro San Antonio, with support from the San Antonio Public Library’s Latino Collection and Resource Center, San Antonio Convention Center, Office of Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia, District 4, and Terra Advocati.