Literary

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.” AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs. AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Lydia R. Otero, an author and tenured professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will make an appearance at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on February 29 as part of the Emma Tenayuca Speaker Series. The series kicks off with a reading from Otero’s latest book, “In the

Humorist David Sedaris Set to Bring His Wit and Satire to Tobin Center Stage

Humorist David Sedaris Set to Bring His Wit and Satire to Tobin Center Stage

Humorist, comedian and author David Sedaris will be in San Antonio on April 29 for an appearance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts which will include readings, an audience Q&A and book signing. Sedaris is a master of satire, a skill evident in his numerous books, essays and short stories. He is the

SA Book Festival to Feature Panel on LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction

SA Book Festival to Feature Panel on LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction

This article is adapted from a feature originally published in the San Antonio Current. Additional reporting by James Courtney. The San Antonio Book Festival, put on by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and a host of sponsors, is now in its sixth year. The one-day literary onslaught, scheduled this year on April 7, boasts

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico García Lorca became one of Spain’s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature. Lorca was part of a group of artists known as La Generacion del ’27, which included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. In the 1930s, Lorca explored

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

The first time I heard about transgender people, it was the mid-1990s. The Crying Game had been out for nearly half my life, but I’d never been able to understand the hushed conversations around the movie. My parents didn’t want to talk too much about the “twist” in the middle, but they assured their friends

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

The Grammy-Award winning vocal ensemble Conspirare will present Unclouded Day, a concert featuring new work by composer Jocelyn Hagen on Sunday, May 21 at Temple Beth-El. The concert, directed by Craig Hella Johnson, will explore the varied ways in which “words and music encompass the journey of women.” It includes additional work by Benjamin Britten, Bernice Johnson

Overtime Theater Presents World Premiere of ‘The Last Days of Oscar Wilde’

Overtime Theater Presents World Premiere of ‘The Last Days of Oscar Wilde’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. From its early days in the Blue Star Arts Complex to its stint in the shadow of the Pearl, The Overtime Theater has consistently captured our attention with truly unusual (even absurd) programming that’s taken shape in nearly 100 original works since its inception back in 2007. Having

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Still in the midst of National Poetry Month, San Antonio has been gifted an array of local offerings (organized in an online calendar at getcreativesanantonio.com), including the recurring program “Voices and Vibes.” Presented by the interfaith organization Celebration Circle, the monthlong series continues Sunday, April 23, with a presentation by influential Jewish lesbian author Lesléa Newman. A

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

The Linda Pace Foundation is hosting a book release party for Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village on Thursday, April 13 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. The book is the counterpart to the exhibition of the same name held at SPACE Gallery in 2015. It features essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez and poetic commentary

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