In my latest Cultura en Austin column, which highlights upcoming Latino cultural art happenings, I highlighted several must-see events including an evening that will bring together six top Latino authors at Resistencia Bookstore at 5 p.m. on May 30.
Featured guests include San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero, who is the author of “A Tongue in the Mouth of Dying” and “A Crown for Gumecindo.” Austin-based author Ire’ne Lara Silva, who won the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Prize, was also featured in Austin360’s Austin Gente video/story series, which explores Latino identity.
Silva grew up in a family of migrant farm worker truck drivers who followed the harvest season throughout New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas hauling onions, sugar cane and rice. The award-winning poet last year released her latest book of short stories, “Flesh to Bone.”
Other featured authors include poet Tim Z. Hernandez, who wrote “Mañana Means Heaven,” Letras Latinas Poets Initiative inaugural member Lauren Espinoza, D.C.-based poet, editor and literary historian Dan Vera, and Emmy Pérez, author of “Solstice.”