People's Literary Festival

Alfredo Avalos

Alfredo Avalos was born and raised in Mexico, where he completed studies in law, becoming an attorney at age 24. His work has been published in anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is the author of Voyeur, a collection of short stories (Contacto Latino 2012). He currently serves as the Community and Cultural Coordinator at […]

Joe Wilson

Joseph Wilson taught Senior English Advanced Placement, Film Studies, and Creative Writing at Richard King High School for 42 years. He created and edited the poetry magazine “Open All Night” for 40 years. Many of his former students contribute to The Corpus Christi Writers series. He writes poetry. He also posts frequently on Facebook, and […]

Dustin Marley Hackfeld

Dustin Marley Hackfeld is pursuing a B.A. in Literary Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has been published in Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Switchgrass Review, and Humana Obscura. His work is an exploration of earth-consciousness– the intra-acting, polyphonic, entanglement of all life forms. He lives in Ingleside, Texas with his wife, daughter, cat, two […]

Stephen Gambill

Stephen Gambill has explored several related paths: poetry, prose, visual art, theater. He’s traveled and performed with an experimental theater-in-the-surround, then a musical/spiritual community, created ritual for and worked a men’s rites of passage. Myriad part-time jobs. Presently, he helps facilitate a vision quest. 

Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton

Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton is a Louisville, KY native who migrated to Texas.  Between Kentucky and Texas, he has traveled and lived in several places, including Spain, Appalachia

Chuck Etheridge

A self-proclaimed desert rat, Chuck Etheridge was raised in El Paso, Texas. After a stint in the US Navy keeping the coast of Southern California safe from the threat of enemy

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