F237. Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction

Willow Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction challenges established paradigms within literary baseball fiction, a genre traditionally sustained by works from predominantly white, male authors and one which has historically excluded women and writers of color. This reading will showcase five authors and their baseball short stories that both celebrate and complicate the American pastime through the prism of the Latino/a experience.



Robert Paul Moreira is the editor of Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas-Pan American.

Kathryn Lane writes fiction and poetry. Her short stories are published in New Border Fiction Anthology, Swirl Literary Journal, and Arriba Baseball. Her writing is inspired by her native Mexico and Latin American cultures. She is writing her first novel and performs poetry in English and Spanish.

Pete Cava is a native Staten Islander and a Fordham University graduate who lives in Indianapolis. He worked as media information officer for the Amateur Athletic Union from 1974-1979 and for USA Track & Field from 1980-1998. Currently he is the CEO of International Sports Associates.

Thomas de la Cruz is a fiction writer from Elsa, Texas, and writes about the small town that has inspired even smaller stories. He is currently working on his MFA at the University of Texas-Pan American.

Norma E. Cantú, currently serves as professor US Latin@ Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her award-winning novel, Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera chronicles her coming of age in Laredo, Texas. She is cofounder of CantoMundo, and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center