Brooklyn Book Festival, September 18, 2016

What a great festival! It was my first time. At the opening party for authors, Jacqueline Woodson was honored with an award and she made an excellent speech: humble, articulate and funny. My session was a reading for debut novelists and I was privileged to share a stage with Natashia Deón, R.J. Hernandez, Matt Gallagher,…

L.A. Times Festival of Books – brilliant and illuminating

The L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 9-10 was outstanding. A huge thank you to the organizers for inviting me and for the superb organization. The awards ceremony was a highlight. Although it went on nearly as long as the Oscars, it was great to see Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano Poet Laureate…