R262. Four Novelists Celebrate Arte Público Press

Room 602/603, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Arte Público Press began 35 years ago as a much needed outlet for Latina/o writers who had limited access to mainstream publishing. Since then, the press has published some of the most renowned, award winning Latina/o authors in the United States. Four novelists will read from their work recently published by APP and discuss the press’ influence on their careers and its impact on Latina/o literary production, followed by a discussion on the current state of publishing for Latina/o writers.



J.L. Torres is the author of The Family Terrorist and Other Stories; The Accidental Native; and the poetry collection, Boricua Passport. A Fulbright recipient, he teaches literature and creative writing at SUNY, Plattsburgh, where he is editor of the Saranac Review.

Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a professor of Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies at UCLA. She has published ten books: three novels, two collections of poetry, a short story collection, and four academic books. Her novel on Sor Juana is being made into a movie starring Ana de la Reguera.

Manuel Ramos


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center