B-Fest Presentation Video

Here’s video of (most of) the author presentation I did on June 12, 2016 at Barnes & Noble Northcross as part of B-Fest (a national teen book festival). Big thanks to Kristi Callaway Rogers for filming the event!  

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Audio of McAllen Book Festival Panels

Below you’ll find audio of two different panels I took part in at the 2015 McAllen Book Festival. In the first, I was teamed up with David Rice and Sarah Cortez to chat about writing, editing and supporting other writers; in the second, Xavier Garza, Ray Villareal and I talked…

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Articles in the Laredo Morning Times

Yesterday’s Laredo Morning Times featured English and Spanish articles on my school visits and writing.  

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Keynote Speaker at Día de los Muertos Festival

I am proud to have been asked to speak at Edinburg’s annual celebration of Día de los Muertos. Here are the details, ripped right from the Museum of South Texas History’s website. MoSTHistory invites the community to celebrate Día de los Muertos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 2, included in…

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Presentation at the Museum of South Texas History

Tomorrow, October 6, 2013, I’ll be presenting at the Museum of South Texas History from 2 pm to 4 pm. Here’s the official press release: Pre-Colombian Mexican Poetry Translated In Dr. Bowles’s Latest Book Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry Author returns to Sunday Speaker Series program at 2…

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A Poetic and Musical Celebration of Aztec Culture

On September 21, 2013 I will be the featured artist for Flower, Song, Dance: A Poetic and Musical Celebration of Aztec Culture. I will read from my newly published translations of Aztec verse against the backdrop of Dr. Carl Seale’s Toxcatl, a ballet inspired by the celebration of the fifth…

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Langdon Review Weekend

I’ll be presenting and reading from Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry this September 5, 2013, at the Langdon Review Weekend. Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas is an annual publication of Tarleton State University providing an overview of the year’s most exciting cultural accomplishments in Texas.  The…

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Author and Illustrator Visits to Brownsville Middle Schools

On May 8th, 9th and 10th I presented, accompanied by artist Noé Vela, to six different middle schools in the Brownsville Independent School District. Focusing on Mexican Bestiary, our presentations consisted of readings, live art, signings and discussions. Here are images courtesy BISD’s library services department:  

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September 2012 Retrospective

Wow, the month of September was pretty busy for me. On September 16, I presented at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, discussing the role of culture and history in Mexican-American identity and tying Mexican Bestiary in to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations. Awesome conversation with a receptive audience.…

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Video of Bestiary Presentation

Here are a few snippets of my presentation on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the Museum of South Texas History, courtesy of Irma Guadarrama.  

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