This year, the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Literary Fiesta will honor special guest Ron Stallworth, author of Black Klansman.
“The Literary Fiesta highlights books, writers, and readers with activities for people of all ages,” Janine Rudnick, EPCC Literary Fiesta Coordinator said. “This is a great event for parents to bring their children to because of the wide variety of activities.”
The 2019 Literary Legacy Award winner is Ron Stallworth, who wrote a book about his infiltration into the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in the late 1970s.
The book Black Klansman, written in 2014, was made into the movie directed by Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman.
The 2019 Community Spirit Award winners are William and Mary Ana Clark, owners of Literarity Book Shop. Throughout the two years of being open, they have hosted many of El Paso’s writers and have established themselves as not only a book store, but a place that inspires the community.
The 11th Annual EPCC Literary Fiesta kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony, followed by a showing of BlacKKKlansman and a Q&A with Ron Stallworth.
Children’s events include readings by authors Donna Muñoz, Paul Garcia, and Mark Negrete, a haunted house, and a children’s activity corner. EPCC authors Jasmin Ramirez, Francisco Carrasco, Roberto Santos, Richie Marrufo, and Richard Barakat will also be providing readings or workshops for the public.
For more information, please visit our Facebook page EPCC Literary Fiesta or our website.
The 11th annual Literary Fiesta will run from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the El Paso Public Library, located at 501 North Oregon Street.
The fiesta is free and open to the public.