Book lovers to gather at Literary Fiesta

November 12, 2014

Courtesy Lisa Elliot

Writing workshop featuring Teffanie White at last year's Literary Fiesta.



Liz Erives


On Nov. 22, EPCC will host the sixth annual Literary Fiesta to celebrate writers from El Paso and nearby areas.


It will be held at the Administrative Services Center building A and it will include several activities throughout the day.


The first event will begin at 1 and end at 2:30 p.m. It will feature the award-winning novelist and cultural critic Alicia Gaspar de Alba.


“We are grateful to have Alicia Gaspar de Alba among our attendance,” said Jim Heiney, marketing specialist for the event.


“Her work for the gender and sexuality culture has been influential in Chicana literature.”


From 3 to 4 p.m., there’ll be a workshop for those who want to become better writers. A reading of Rus Bradford’s novel Make It, Take It will also take place.


The Children’s Theatre and Kids-N-Co will be holding a workshop to express the involvement of their program in the art community from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The last event will be the awards dinner, which will honor select members of the art community in El Paso. Along with Alba, a non-profit literary project named Tumblewords will also be honored.


“Tumblewords has been kept alive since 1995 due to donations, grants and free labor given by members of the public and focuses on providing free writing workshops and visual art performances to the community,” Heiney said.


The Literary Fiesta is free and open to the public.


Food, drinks, craft booths and a children’s corner offering free books for kids will be made available to those who attend.


For more information, call 831-6441 or visit


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