People's Literary Festival

Gerald A. Padilla

Gerald A. Padilla is a publisher, translator, educator, and cultural promoter. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Latino Book Review, the founder of Jade Publishing, and the President-Elect of the Instituto de Cultura Hispánica de Corpus Christi.

Rossy Lima de Padilla

Rossy Lima de Padilla is a distinguished writer, scholar, and translator with an outstanding record of achievement in her respective fields. She has  published three poetry collections and two children’s books. She has garnered international recognition and acclaim, having been featured in prestigious journals, magazines, and anthologies in over a dozen countries, in multiple languages

Marco Cerqueira

Marco Cerqueira (he, él, ele) holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education (CSSTE) from Washington State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. A journalist from Brazil, he identifies as a queer Afro-Latinex. His scholarship aligns with jotería, feminist […]

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 […]

Lizbette Ocasio-Russe

Lizbette Ocasio-Russe is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Lizbette completed her Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of

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