Entre Guadalupe Y Malinche / Tejanas in Literature and Art

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC), 600 River St. Austin, TX, 78701
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and Ire’ne Lara Silva present

Entre Guadalupe Y Malinche
Friday, Feb 26th | 7:30pm – 9:30pm Book Release Reading (Black Box)
Book release reading with an introduction by the editors followed by a reading from 16 of the published writers as well as artwork on display from the artists.

Saturday, Feb 27th | 10am – 4pm (Music Room and Dance Studio) | 4pm – 6pm (Black Box)
A one-day symposium of panels and workshops led by published writers, culminating in an afternoon reading featuring more literary and artistic work.

Program Schedule

Friday, Feb 26th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm in the Black Box Theater: Welcome, Introduction of Editors, Editors’ Address Reading

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez
Celeste Guzman Mendoza
Mary Guerrero Milligan
Tammy Melody Gomez
Emmy Perez
Edith Silvas
Susana Almanza
Oralia Garza de Cortes
ire’ne lara silva
Evangelina Vigil
Liliana Valenzuela
Sylvia Ledesma

Saturday, Feb 27th, 4pm – 6pm in the Black Box Theater: Featured Reading

Rosemary Catacalos
Gloria Amescua
Maria Limon
Enedina Vasquez
Angela Valenzuela
Susan Guerra
Mary Sue Galindo
Josephine Casarez
Laura Lopez
Anel Flores

Visual Artists:

J. Veronica Ortegon
Celeste De Luna

From the official book description: “The writings of more than fifty authors and the artwork of eight artists manifest the nuanced complexity of what it means to be Tejana and how this identity offers alternative perspectives to contemporary notions of Chicana identity, community, and culture. Considering Texas-Mexican women and their identity formations, subjectivities, and location on the longest border between Mexico and any of the southwestern states acknowledges the profound influence that land and history have on a people and a community, and how Tejana creative traditions have been shaped by historical, geographical, cultural, linguistic, social, and political forces.”

Ire’ne Lara Silva explains: “As a writer and an independent literary arts coordinator, my work centers around Mexican-American/Indigenous culture and history, diversity in the arts, and promoting the literary work of women, writers of color, LGBT writers, Texas writers, and especially work which celebrates Mexican-American culture, art, and history. I believe that the publication of this anthology, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art, which was 20 years in the making and edited by well-known scholars, Dr. Norma Cantu and Dr. Ines Hernandez-Avila, is a fundamentally important step in representing the work of Tejanas.