¡VIVA! Latino Heritage Month

Panel: Las Musas with Aida Salazar, Rebecca Balcarcel and Reina Luz Alegre in Conversation

Wednesday, 9/30/2020
5:00 - 6:00
Virtual Library

Online Services
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Join Latinx authors Aida Salazar, Rebecca Balcárcel and Reina Luz Alegre, members of the author collective Las Musas, as they share their latest and upcoming works, discuss Latinx cultural elements in their work, a bit about what inspires them and advice they have for young writers. This conversation will be great for kids and adults alike.

Tune in on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J6ZR2XsJaGI

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Aida Salazar is an award-winning author and arts activist whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the middle grade verse novels, The Moon Within and forthcoming The Land of the Cranes (Fall 2020).

Rebecca Balcárcel authored The Other Half of Happy, a Pura Belpré Honor Book and ALSC Notable Book. She is an Associate Professor of English at Tarrant County College and you can find her on YouTube as the SixMinuteScholar.

Reina Luz Alegre has dreamed of becoming an author since the second grade, and grew up to work on various other professional dreams—including as a freelance journalist and lawyer—before debuting her first novel, The Dream Weaver, a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Las Musas Books is the first collective of women and non-binary (identifying on the female spectrum) Latinx middle-grade (MG), picture book (PB) and young adult (YA) authors to come together in an effort to support and amplify each other’s debut or sophomore novels in US children’s literature. Las Musas represents Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, just to name a few. Learn more about their work and meet new authors at https://www.lasmusasbooks.com.


¡VIVA! at the Library is an annual celebration of Latino heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latino heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.

From author panels to presentations and performances by local talent, these programs spotlight the many dazzling facets of Latin American culture.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact sfplcpp@sfpl.org. For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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