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Zeke Peña and his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Zeke Peña

September 16, 2022

Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. He received several awards for his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle (Kokila, 2019) and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2017).


Author Daniel Acosta and his debut novel, Iron River

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Daniel Acosta

September 14, 2022

Daniel Acosta’s fiction has appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines, in Homenaje a la Ciudad de Los Angeles, an anthology of Latino writing celebrating the bicentennial of the city of Los Angeles, and in the Fall, 2014 and Fall, 2016 Issues of Label Me Latina/o.


Author Claudia Castro Luna and her book, Cipota Under the Moon

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Claudia Castro Luna

August 23, 2022

Claudia Castro Luna served as Washington’s State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021), is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017).


Author Daniel A. Olivas and his book, How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Daniel Olivas

August 19, 2022

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of ten books, including How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories (University of Nevada Press), and Crossing the Border: Collected Poems (Pact Press).


Author Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and her book, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

August 16, 2022

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, most recently, her poem, “Battlegrounds” was featured at Poets.org and On Being’s Poetry Unbound.


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Staying in Business During Tough Times

April 17, 2020

The Lean Start-Up author Eric Ries defines a start-up as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty.


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