I attended three days (February 22-24) of the awesome 2018 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference in San Antonio, TX. It was held at the downtown University of Texas (UTSA) campus. Keynote speakers, educators, authors, poets, illustrators, and lots of UTSA student volunteers made the conference a huge success. I did a presentation on Writing with Authenticity.
Our mayor, Ron Nirenberg, and his wife, Erika Prosper, also attended. Presenters from as far away as San Salvador and Mexico were in attendance. We are very lucky to have such a literary annual conference in our city.
Upcoming is the San Antonio Book Festival on April 7, 2018, going on its sixth year. It gets better and better each year. If you’re in the vicinity, make sure you attend.
Writer conferences and book festivals are a great way to get to know others with the same aspirations and passion for books.
Books Empower the Mind—Rafael Lopez, illustrator