1st Anniversary LibroMobile Literary Arts Festival, Sat. 1/19, 12 PM

Jan 19th • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm • LibroMobile

Join us for our 1st Anniversary LibroMobile Literary Arts Festival in the alley, alongside GCS Giants Casting Shadows!

#LibroMobile is celebrating over 2 years of cultivating diversity through books in SanTana and 1 year of our tiny bookstore collaborating with local & diverse guest artists in presenting FREE live readings, workshops & literary arts in the alley!

Our Literary Arts Festival will unite local & visiting POC artists, art vendors, food pop-ups & all booklovers. The day will include live readings, improv, musical performances & culminate with the presentation of the Modesta Avlia award!

Tentative Schedule: 12-8pm Art Vendors & Special DJ All Day!
12-2pm Tiny Bookstore Opening & Event Set Up
2pm Drag Queen Story Time with Isabella Xochitl
3:30pm OC Fiction Writers
4:30pm Improv with Fernando A. Funes y Amigos
5:30pm SanTana Poets
6pm Modesta Avila Award & Keynote Speaker: Emmy Pérez
6:30pm Viento Callejero & Ruby Castellanos

More to be announced!

About the Modesta Avila Awardee:
Emmy Pérez grew up in Santa Ana and for the past 18 years has lived in the Texas-Mexico borderlands. Her poetry collections include With the River on Our Face and Solstice. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, since 2008, she’s been a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros for socially engaged writers. She is a recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship and previous fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, CantoMundo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and others, including the James D. Phelan Award.

Currently, she is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate programs. She also serves as Associate Director for the Center for Mexican American Studies and coordinates an annual event she founded on campus in honor of Gloria Anzaldúa. For many years, she has also taught creative writing workshops in the community and in detention centers. She also serves on the organizing committee for CantoMundo, a national organization for Latinx poets, and is a founding member of #PoetsAgainstWalls.

Free event & open to the public. This event is in collaboration with GCS Clothing Store Santa Ana and Sol Art Media & Design. All art and food vendors retain 100% of their profits. For more information, please email

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