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An Evening with Author and 2015 Texas State Poet Laureate, Dr. Carmen Tafolla - Postponed due to current surge of COVID-19 TBD
Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Texas Lutheran University Center for Mexican American Studies are proud to host distinguished poet and children’s author, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, for a Captivating Literary Day of performance, storytelling, and poetry at Texas Lutheran University Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.
On the evening of Friday, January 21, 2022 6:30PM Teatro will host a unique and special evening with 2015 Texas State Poet Laureate, Dr. Carmen Tafolla. She will perform several pieces that are geared to the young and the young at heart. We invite the community at large to this FREE event.
The author of more than 30 books and a Professor of Transformative Children’s Literature at UT San Antonio, Dr. Carmen Tafolla holds a Ph.D. in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas and a B.A. , M.A. , and a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Humane Letters from Austin College. Tafolla has performed her one-woman show throughout the Americas, Europe, and New Zealand, and her work appears internationally in textbooks, newspapers, journals, magazines, elementary school Big Books & posters on city buses, and engraved on sidewalks and museum walls. Tafolla credits the community around her with her inspiration and her training, and says her works are inspired by “ancestors whispering over my shoulder.”
Tafolla has received numerous distinctions, including the prestigious Americas Award, presented to her at the Library of Congress in 2010; first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio 2012-2014; five International Latino Book Awards; two Tomas Rivera Book Awards; two ALA Notable Books; the Art of Peace Award; the Texas 2 by 2 Award; and Top Ten Books for Babies. Called by Rigoberto Gonzales “the Zora Neale Hurston of the Chicano Community” and by Alex Haley “a world-class writer”, Tafolla has been recognized by the National Association for Chican@ Studies for work which "gives voice to the peoples and cultures of this land."
For more information about this event, call 830-401-0232, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.teatrodeartes.org.
Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin was founded on July 9, 1982 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin is to promote a better understanding of the Mexican-American culture by the teaching, study, practice, and performance of the arts.
This event is partially funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Guadalupe County United Way, Humanities Texas, San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Lutheran University Center for Mexican American Studies, Guadalupe County Community Symposium, City of Seguin and many local businesses and individuals.