The Texas E-book Pageant, which runs nearly via Nov. 15, brings collectively hundreds of readers and authors for partaking, enlightening, and academic programming.
A number of El Paso authors can be featured on this 12 months’s occasion, one of many largest literary festivals within the nation.
Amongst them is Francisco X. Stork, who grew up in El Paso and is the creator of “Marcelo within the Actual World.” The ebook received the Schneider Household E-book Award for Teenagers and the As soon as Upon a World Award. He’ll be presenting from his ebook, “Unlawful: A Disappeared Novel.”
Adair Margo, who has authored or contributed to seven books, together with “Tom Lea, An Oral Historical past.” She’ll talk about her newest ebook, “Voices of La Lydia: The Historical past of Lydia Patterson Institute.” She’ll current with the ebook’s illustrator, famend borderland artist Gaspar Enriquez.
Francisco Delgado, a borderland artist who has lived in El Paso and Juárez. His first image ebook was “Si, Se Puede! / Sure, We Can!” and has labored in collaboration with Lee Byrd in “Juanito Counts to Ten” and “Birdie’s Magnificence Parlor.” He’ll current on the latter of the 2. Byrd, who together with her husband, poet Bobby Byrd, based Cinco Puntos Press, will current with Delgado.
Zeke Peña, who makes a speciality of comics and illustrations, was born in Las Cruces and grew up in El Paso. He’ll current on his first youngsters’s ebook, “My Papi Has a Motorbike,” written by Isabel Quintero, which acquired the 2020 Ezra Jack Keats and Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Awards.
Poet, trainer, and activist Lupe Mendez, a UTEP graduate now dwelling in Houston, will current on his poetry assortment, “Why I Am Like Tequila.” The ebook received the Texas Institute of Letters’ 2019 Robertson Finest First E-book of Poetry Prize.
Illustrator Raúl the Third, who grew up in El Paso and Juárez and now lives in Boston, will current on “Vamos! Let’s Go Eat,” a part of a collection of books that received him the Pura Belpré Honor award. He’s illustrating the fourth quantity of the Lowriders collection written by Cathy Camper.
Different competition highlights embody an look by actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey, presenting his new memoir, “Greenlights” in a dialog with fellow actor Ethan Hawke.
Info and schedule: texasbookfestival.org