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Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin brings, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Author and Performer to Seguin Public Library
In partnership with the Seguin Public Library, Dr. Tafolla will begin her Captivating Literary Day with a hybrid presentation (online and in person) at the Seguin Public Library. The library will be hosting her for a reading of her latest publications, La Ultima Mariposa on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 1:30PM. La Ultima Mariposa is a children’s book aimed to teach environmental awareness, and lessons about love and friendship. She will hold a discussion with participating students and conduct a poetry/metaphor writing exercise about the story.
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."