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The Big Texas Read ft. Laurie Ann Guererro
Laurie Ann Guerrero is the author of Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (Notre Dame 2013) and A Crown for Gumecindo (Aztlan Libre 2015). Poet Laureate of San Antonio (2014–2016) and of Texas (2016–2017), Guerrero holds degrees from Smith College and Drew University and is the Writer-in-Residence at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Xelena González is a storyteller, dancer, and visiting author who centers self-love in her multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages. Her picture books include the award-winning ALL AROUND US (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017), the recently-released WHERE WONDER GROWS (Lee & Low, 2022), and the forthcoming title REMEMBERING (Simon & Schuster, 2023). Her writing for adults includes poetry, essays, screenwriting, and a body of visionary fiction entitled LOTERIA REMEDIOS (Hay House, 2024). Xelena has enjoyed a 15-year friendship with Laurie Ann that began at Gemini Ink.
Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink.
We’re reading and discussing Laurie Ann Guerrero’s collection of poems in the TCU Texas Poets Laureate Series: I have Eaten the Rattlesnake. The discussion will be moderated by Xelena González, the upcoming title Remembering (Simon & Schuster, 2023).
About I Have Eaten the Rattlesnake; New and Selected Poems: This collection of Guerrero’s new and selected work documents the struggle to both honor and disrupt cultural, social, and familial traditions and histories. Hers is an honestView more
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Contact: (210) 734-9673
1111 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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