Celebration: San Francisco Flor y Canto Literary Festival

Saturday, 6/22/2024
12:00 - 8:00
24th Street Corridor/Latino Cultural District

24th St.
San Francisco , CA 94110
United States

Over the course of three days, the San Francisco Flor y Canto 2024 festival takes over The Mission with a literary and cultural celebration. Led by the legacy of the city's first Latino poet laureate, Alejandro Murguia, the festival honors La Mission's rich literary lineage while welcoming voices from California to around the world.


From the opening invocation in Balmy Alley to poetry readings echoing through Calle Veinte Cuatro and inside participating businesses like Precita Eye, Acción Latina and Medicine for Nightmares Books & Gallery—the festival brings together acclaimed authors and poets.


Throughout the three-day span, the festival fosters connections and community, reading, poetry, art, youth events and more. Don’t miss the magic of words and creativity, they become part of a collective narrative that celebrates the beauty of literature and the enduring spirit of La Mission.


2 p.m.

Taller W/ Minerva Reynosa: ¿Quieres Escribir Pero Te Sale Espuma? 

Medicine For Nightmares Bookstore y Galeria - 3036 24th St.


3 p.m. 

Latin Hustle Back To La Mission 

Accion Latina - 2958 24th St. 

Lito Sandoval, Jaime Cortez and Al Lujan


4 p.m. 


Hosted By Leticia Hernández-Linares 

Precita Eyes - 2981 24th St. 

MK Chavez, Claudia Castro Luna and Lourdes Figueroa 


5 p.m. 

Before Columbus Foundation Presents Talking Bob Kaufman, Poet: A Conversation with Will Alexander & Justin Desmangles 

Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore y Galeria - 3036 24th St. 


6 p.m. 

A Celebration Of Queer Poetics 

Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative

Mimi Tempest, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Angel Bista and Roberto Santiago


7 p.m. 

Flor y Canto Short Film Screening 

Medicine For Nightmares Bookstore y Galeria - 3036 24th St. 

A Mission Love selection by Vero Majano

Las Marimachas Fragments - a poetry film by Peggy Peralta and L. Figueroa 

8 p.m. 


Medicine For Nightmares Bookstore y Galeria - 3036 24th St. 

Minerva Reynosa, Indira Isel Torres Crux, Aziz Cordova, Josiah Luis Alderete and Lourdes Figuera



Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Latinx community.

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

Summer Stride is the Library's annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. Read and learn with the Library all summer long.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

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