In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio sponsored the second annual Hispanic Heritage Book Fair at the Barnes and Noble located on San Pedro Crossing shopping center this past Saturday, October 1. Seven Latina authors took turn at the podium sharing with the audience their latest books and the path they took to complete these.
Local author Diana Gonzales Bertrand, who was one of the featured authors , also had a special event in the children’s area where she introduced her latest book “The Park Our Town Built”. The other featured authors were Barbra Sonner Hernandez, Martha Caso, Ani Palacios McBride, Bertha Jacobson, Nanette Guadiano, and Marian Haddad. Rebeca Gomez Galindo was the moderator for this event.
The event was a success and Debra Castanon, who is the Community Relations Manager at Barnes and Noble, was pleased with the turnout. She wants to hold this event again next year due to how important literacy amongst Hispanics is to her and to the bookstore.
The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers meets the second Monday of every month at the Barnes and Noble located at 321 NW Loop 410, #104, San Antonio, TX 78216, (210) 342-2386. The meeting starts at 7:30pm and everyone is invited to attend. This month the meeting will be on Monday, October 10. —–Ruben Soto