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Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

William Shakespeare’s influence is unparalleled. With the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, The Classic Theatre now presents one of the playwright’s greatest work: The Tempest. Part fairytale and part romance, The Tempest is set on a remote island and tells the story of Prospero, a sorcerer and exiled Duke of Milan, who must restore his

El Mundo Zurdo Conference Celebrates Queer Tejana Icon Gloria E. Anzaldúa

El Mundo Zurdo Conference Celebrates Queer Tejana Icon Gloria E. Anzaldúa

“Write in the kitchen, lock yourself up in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job during meals, between sleeping and waking,” Tejana author, theorist and philosopher Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004) once wrote. Born in the South Texas city of Raymondville, Anzaldúa wrote for queer brown women — but also

New Braunfels Author Publishes Debut Novel

New Braunfels Author Publishes Debut Novel

On Sunday October 23, New Braunfels author W.D. Frank launched his debut novel, Lucifer’s Ladder, at the Faust Hotel during a book-signing party organized by his fellow members of LGBT New Braunfels. The choice of the Faust Hotel, which reportedly has the most haunted room in New Braunfels, was a fitting location for the event

‘Thinking Like a Drag Queen’ With Best-Selling Author Jackie Huba

‘Thinking Like a Drag Queen’ With Best-Selling Author Jackie Huba

After stumbling upon an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, best-selling author and motivational speaker Jackie Huba realized the transformational power of drag. Since then, she has been channeling her inner-fierceness through her own drag alter ego, Lady Trinity, and made history by becoming the first female drag queen to give a TED Talk. In the

‘Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!’ Returns to Guadalupe After 15 Years

‘Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!’ Returns to Guadalupe After 15 Years

On Saturday July 23, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!, a play consisting of prose and poetry performed by  five women, each noted poets and authors in their own right. Several of the women identify as queer. The group, Women of Ill Repute, founded by Amalia Ortiz, originally came together to raise funds for

Making Us Heard: Writer Anel Flores Finds Her Nicho

Making Us Heard: Writer Anel Flores Finds Her Nicho

Like most kids, I used to daydream about what my life would look like in the future. I imagined myself driving a baby-blue pickup, a woman sitting beside me, down a long dirt road, listening to music and holding hands. The home I daydreamed about looked like the one I lived in, decorated in images

Gregg Barrios on the Power of Music, Poetry and James Franco

Gregg Barrios on the Power of Music, Poetry and James Franco

Journalist, activist, teacher, poet, critic, filmmaker and playwright Gregg Barrios, who hails from Victoria, Texas, but now calls San Antonio home, is a Texas treasure. Actually, Barrios is more than that: he’s a treasure of American arts and letters, a captivating performer, a consummate educator and artistic provocateur, and a powerful role model for others

Previewing San Antonio Book Festival’s Gay Author Panels

Previewing San Antonio Book Festival’s Gay Author Panels

The San Antonio Book Festival was launched several years ago in the spirit of the Austin-based Texas Book Festival, a nationally recognized event which attracts hundreds of authors and hundreds of thousands of attendees annually. Sponsored by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, our book festival, held in the spring on the eve of Fiesta,

Geeking Out with Erotic Romance Author Mia West

Geeking Out with Erotic Romance Author Mia West

“It would possibly behoove me to be more sophisticated as Mia, but I’m just not. I’m an enormous nerd.” Most days, you’ll find Shannon Morgan trotting on her treadmill, furiously drafting her next book. Morgan (pen name: Mia West) has self-published multiple series since entering the erotic romance genre in 2014, including Tell Me When,

Words of Wisdom from Celebrated Author Carla Trujillo

Words of Wisdom from Celebrated Author Carla Trujillo

Born in New Mexico and based in California, Carla Trujillo is an esteemed fiction writer, editor, educator and a founding member of the Macondo Writers Workshop that Sandra Cisneros established in San Antonio in 1995. Celebrated for her novel What Night Brings (2003) and her work as editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Chicana

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