Hispanic Heritage Month Event!
The Latino Author Summit Scheduled for 9/21
University of La Verne
1950 3rd St.
La Verne, CA 91750
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Sponsors: BajaLibros.com is the largest Spanish eBooks store in Latin America. Based in Argentina they operate globally, with a special focus on Latin America and the United States, specifically targeting the US Hispanic market. We are also pleased to have Telemundo-52 and El Avizo Magazine as our promotional sponsors for the Summit. Telemundo has formed a partnership with the “La Salud Empieza Aqui” (Health Happens Here) back to school campaign, an initiative of The California Endowment.
Program: Two seminar tracks that should be of interest to all family members: Planning for College and Becoming an Author.
Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli; Lilibeth André: Roma Calatayud-Stocks; Ernesto Caravantes; Barbara Caridad Ferrer; Dani Dixon; Yolanda Espinoza; Jeffrey Estrella; David Europa; Kevin Gerard; Carlos Gil; Javier Hernandez; Natalie Hirt; Alvaro Huerta; Paulina Rael Jaramillo; Virginia Kamhi; Becky Krinsky; René Colato Laínez; Sandra Lopez; Sylvia Mendoza; Bill Miranda; Mike Morell; Eugenia Munoz; Michael Nava; Maria Nieto; Shay Olivarria; Daniel Olivas; Daniel Ortiz; David Pérez; Albert Monreal Quihuis; Thelma Reyna; Miguel Robles; Danny Romero; Eduardo Santiago; Antonieta Villamil; Kirk Whisler; and Rita Wirkala.
Special Event: The 3rd Latino Books into Movies awards will also take place at 4:00pm in Ballroom A of the Campus Center.
Host: Latino Literacy Now, a 501©(3) non-profit organization and the University of La Verne.
The first Latino Author Summit produced by the literacy advocacy group Latino Literacy Now, which includes actor Edward James Olmos on its board of directors, is a great alternative to crowded festivals celebrating Latino culture during September and October. It is LLN’s first author summit being held in lieu of its annual Latino Book and Family Festival that was put on hold this year. The all-day event, held in conjunction with the Latino Education Access and Development Conference, will cater to middle school through college-age youths, teaching them about leadership, scholarship opportunities, publishing opportunities and mentorship. Some of the 40-plus authors taking part in seminars and panels include Yolanda Espinoza, Lilibeth André, Matt Mendez and Carlos Gil. The conference also plans to hold a small “feria” or fair close by so conference-goers can enjoy food, drinks, music and exhibits.