Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Flor de Nopal Literary Festival 2011

Sat, December 3, 2011 | Multipurpose Room, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, Texas

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival, December 1-3, 2011. All events are free and open to the public.  

The third day of the festival will feature a presentation/discussion with Trey Moore at 5:00 pm, a poet's panel at 6:00 pm, and at 7:00 pm, poetry readings with Laurie Ann Guerrero, K. Denea Stewart Shaheed, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Maria Miranda Maloney, Rachel Jennings, Jorge Antonio Renaud, Tammy Melody Gomez, Brenda Nettles Riojas, ire’ne lara silva, Erin Bad Hand, and Carmen Tafolla.

Featured poets will also be conducting workshops with various local community organizations: Red Salmon Arts’ Save Our Youth programs; PODER’s Youth Leadership program; OutYouth; Latinitas; Safeplace;and the Mary Lee Foundation.

The Flor de Nopal Literary Festival is sponsored in part by Red Salmon Arts; Resistencia Bookstore; the Center for Mexican American Studies (UT Austin); Centro Victoria and Huizache Magazine; Mouthfeel Press; La Peña; Las Comadres de las Americas; La Sol y La Luna Restaurant; and Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Moisés S. L. Lara or ire’ne lara silva at

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