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Daydi-Tolson Book Reading in San Marcos

June 3, 2016

On Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 PM at the Centro Cultural de San Marcos will begin the first in a series of bi-monthly poetry and short story readings titled: Two Streams ~ One River: Readings from Our Lives/Dos arroyos ~ un río: Lecturas de nuestras vidas featuring authors from both north and south of the border, reading in both English and Spanish. Kicking off the series are gifted authors Santiago Daydí-Tolson and Octavio Quintanilla, who will be reading selections from their own works. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

A native of Chile and an accomplished author and poet, Santiago Daydí-Tolson has lectured in universities in Chile, Spain, and throughout the United States.  He is the author of the 2013 novel Under the Walnut Tree and of two poetry collections, Insectarium (2014) and La lira de la ira (2015). He is also the founder and editor of Convivium Artium, an online journal on food in literature and the arts, and of Labrapalabra, an electronic literary magazine in Spanish. He currently teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

Octavio Quintanilla was born in Harlingen, Texas, and raised in Mexico and Weslaco. His work has appeared in numerous collections including Salamander, RHINO, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwestern American Literature, and The Texas Observer.  He is a CantoMundo Fellow, regional editor of Texas Books in Review, and author of the 2014 poetry collection If I Go Missing. He currently teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

The Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos is located at 211 Lee Street, San Marcos, Texas211 Lee St. San Marcos, TX.


For more information about this event contact Gloria Salazar at 512-878-0640.

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