2013 Appearances

2013 Appearances

  • January 5—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading). Mama Mia Pizzeria, McAllen, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm.
  • January 11—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading with Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale). Lola’s, Brownsville, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm.
  • January 13—Corazón Bilingüe interview aired on KMBH (local public radio channel 88.1 or 88.9). 3 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • January 19—WE NEED WORDS. A Dream within a Dream: A Poetic Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe on his Birthday (reading). Roosevelt’s at 7. McAllen, TX. 8 pm to 10 pm.
  • January 27—Featured author at Museum of South Texas History. Edinburg, Texas. Reading from Along the River 2, signing. 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • February 22—Speaking at the 2013 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference as part of a panel called “New Anthologies of Texas/Border Writing.” 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • February 23—Keynote speaker at the 2013 Donna Texas Chisholm Trail Festival. 11 am.
  • March 9—Guest speaker at the meeting of the Valley Byliners. Harlingen, Texas. 1:30 pm.
  • May 8-10—Author visits at Cummings, Faulk, Manzano, Stillman, Lucio and Besteiro Middle Schools. Brownsville, Texas. 7:50 am to 2:45 pm.
  • May 11—Book signing at the Harlingen Book Festival. Harlingen, Texas. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • September 5, 2013—Presentation on and reading from Flower, Song, Dance at the Langdon Review Weekend. Langdon Cultural and Educational Center in Granbury, Texas. 10:30 am to 11:45 am.
  • September 21, 2013—Flower, Song, Dance: A Poetic and Musical Celebration of Aztec Culture. I 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 month of the Aztec calendar. The presentation will be accompanied by video of the historic 1989 performance of Toxcatl featuring the Río Grande Valley’s Ballet Folkórico.  UTPA Library Auditorium, Edinburg, Texas. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • October 3, 2013—Using Mexican History and Folklore to Craft Culturally Relevant Text. Description: Dr. David Bowles presents on issues of literacy and Latino youth, sharing from his short story collection The Seed: Stories from the River’s Edge, his illustrated bilingual encyclopedia of creepy creatures Mexican Bestiary, and his new translation of Aztec and Mayan poetry Flower, Song, Dance. ESC Region 11 Library Harvest. Fort Worth, Texas.
  • October 6, 2013—Flower, Song, Dance with Dr. David Bowles. I  read from my newly published translations of Aztec and Mayan verse and sign copies. Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg, Texas. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • October 11, 2013—Aztec and Mayan Poetry: High-Interest, Culturally Relevant and Challenging. Region One ESC Fall Media Fair. South Padre Island Convention Center, Room 101. 10:45 am to 11:30 am
  • October 12, 2013—Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and signing). Donna Literacy and Arts Festival. LeNoir Elementary, Donna, Texas. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • October 17, 2013—Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and signing). Sharyland High School, Sharyland, Texas. 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • October 22—Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and book signing). Literacy Night. Truman Price Elementary. Donna, Texas. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • October 24—Telling Our Stories:Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and book signing). Museums of Port Isabel. Port Isabel, Texas. 7 pm to 8 pm
  • October 26—Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and book signing). Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum. Donna, Texas. 1 pm to 3 pm
  • October 30—Valley Folklore and Urban Legends (presentation, reading and signing). McAllen Rotary Club. Salvation Army Center. McAllen, Texas. 12 pm to 1 pm
  • November 2, 2013—Featured speaker for the Dia de los Muertos celebration, followed by a book signing in the bookstore. Museum of South Texas History. Edinburg, Texas.
  • November 7—Literacy Night Presentation. Elementary, McAllen, TX. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • November 18—Interview on “Alegre Despertar.” KNVO Univisión 48. McAllen, TX. 5:00 am to 6:00 am.

 

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