Staff Report June 15, 2017NewsComments Off on Jalisco Cafe’s Third Annual Segundo Barrio Books & Raspa Giveaway Returns July 4th
With the kids out of school and temperatures rapidly rising, the sidewalk outside of the Jalisco Cafe will again spring to life with books and raspas.
Hector Chavez, proprietor of the Jalisco Cafe has once again partnered with Books Santo Nino, El Paso’s newest registered non profit, to bring this event to the Segundo Barrio. The event is scheduled for the 4th of July, 10am to 4pm.
Books Santo Nino is a group of El Paso book lovers who love and want to share the printed word. This is one of several book giveaways that will be held throughout Southern New Mexico and Texas.
As has been the case for the last two years, the sidewalks around the Jalisco Cafe will once again be lined with tables of books. Books for children, fiction & non fiction, autobiographies, history, fantasy; all gently used books and ready for your reading pleasure.
Families and visitors can choose as many books as they’d like, all while enjoying a complimentary raspa from the Raspa Patrol, Jalisco-style con nieve (ice cream).
For more information, or if you have books to donate please contact Rick Melendrez @ 915-565-1663. Businesses, organizations, churches, etc, wishing to have a similar book giveaway can call that number as well.
Staff Report October 20, 2016NewsComments Off on Jalisco Cafe’s Breakfast Forum to Host Journalist, Author Robert L. Seltzer on Saturday
The Jalisco Cafe Breakfast Forum will be hosting journailst /author Robert L. Seltzer Saturday, Oct 22nd, at the Jalisco Cafe (1029 East 7th Ave) from 9 AM – 11 AM.
A native El Pasoan and graduate of Cathedral High School and UTEP, Seltzer is the author of the newly released book, ” Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of Honesty and Deception.”
In “Amado Muro and Me,” ten-year-old Robert Seltzer discovers that his father, Chester, actually leads two lives—one as a newspaperman and father who somehow always knows what his son is thinking; the other as Amado Muro, a passionate and gifted writer whose pseudonym is adapted from the name of his Mexican immigrant wife.
Chester was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but in Amado Muro’s stories, he channels an intense love of Mexican culture to create deep, strong roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. Throughout the pivotal year of this memoir, the family moves from El Paso, Texas (home to Robert’s Mexican grandmother Alita, and always home to Robert) to Bakersfield, California.
Robert experiences everything from bullying and young love to racism and cross-culturalization. Chester guides his son through this difficult period with the wisdom he gained from the “dark turn” he himself faced as a young man. Robert, who knows his father as “the old man,” now begins to learn about “Young Chess.”
Tying it all together is Amado Muro, who from time to time abandons Robert and his mother and hops freight trains in order to write his wonderful stories. Reaching beyond background research, Chester’s alter ego lives the life in order to share the tale. Robert’s ethnicity is the result of his mother’s ancestry, but his father chooses his Mexican identity.
It is through this perspective, as a man who sees bridges where others see barriers, that the father helps his son deal with his first, jarring experience of racism, bullying and so much more.
Seltzer earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and has worked for newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, the El Paso Times the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Antonio Express-News, where he is currently the public editor. He has won state and national awards for his news, feature, and sports reporting.
He also won the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism, an award named after the founding editor of Ring Magazine.
Forum officials say, “Enjoy a hearty bowl of menudo or choose from Jalisco Cafe’s delicious breakfast plates at popular prices and listen to the amazing story of the “Amado Muro and Me.”
A question and answer session will follow along with a book signing, and the forum will be very informal.
For more information, contact moderator Rick Melendrez915-565-1663.
This 4th of July, the sidewalks of the Jalisco Cafe will once again be lined with tables of books, free for the entire family.
Books for children, fiction & non fiction, autobiographies, history, fantasy, and many other genres as well; all gently-used, ready for reading pleasure.
Community members are cordially invited to the Jalisco Cafe’s Second Annual Segundo Barrio Books & Raspa Giveaway where residents can choose as many books as they like. In addition to the free books, the Jalisco Cafe is also offering a complimentary raspa from the “Raspa Patrol”, Jalisco style con nieve.
Hector Chavez, proprietor of the Jalisco Cafe, has partnered with Books Santo Nino, El Paso’s newest registered non profit to bring this event to the Segundo Barrio.
Books Santo Nino is a group of El Paso book lovers who love and want to share the printed word.
This is one of several book giveaways that will be held throughout Southern New Mexico & Texas.
Officials with Books Santo Nino add, “If your business, organization, church, etc, would like to have a book giveaway please let us know.”
Via their Facebook page, officials declare, “If you have a kid bring them! If you don’t have a kid find one! EVERYONE INVITED! Come stock up on your FREE summer reading!”
For more information & to donate books please contact Rick Melendrez @ 915-565-1663.