TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PERFORMERS:
(In order of their appearance at the 2010 OLLU Literary Festival: "With/In/With/Out")
José Rúben Dé Leon
Lit Fest Event: "Lorca," based on the life of Federico García Lorca
9:45-10:45 a.m., Friday, April 9 in Thiry Auditorium
A gifted pianist, vocalist and actor, Dé Leon delivers powerful dramatic experiences. His one-man drama based on the life and works of Spain’s best-known poet, Federico García Lorca, was named one of San Antonio’s best shows of 2003 by the San Antonio Express-News. Dé Leon is Minister for Liturgy and the Arts at OLLU. Visit his Web site at: joserubendeleon.com
Sandra CisnerosLit Fest Event: Reading, 1-2 p.m., Friday, April 9 in Thiry Auditorium (Cisneros will also introduce Dorothy Allison on Wed., April 14.)
An internationally acclaimed author whose novel, The House on Mango Street, is required reading in schools across the country, Cisneros is one of San Antonio's most famous residents and OLLU is proud to have her as its writer-in-residence. A talented author and unique literary voice, Cisneros charms with her bicultural-based stories, thrills with her raw poetry and possesses the gift of performance as she brings her characters to life for those lucky enough to see her in person. Visit her at: sandracisneros.com.
Lit Fest Event: “Tales of the Underdog” 7-8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 10, University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC) Conference Room
See a clip of the award-winning performance (at left) from the witty Michael Anderson, who won the Boston Story Slam contest earlier this year. The video is featured on "massmouth: The Living Art of Storytelling in Massachusetts."
Anderson is back by popular demand at the 2010 OLLU Lit Fest and his fast-moving show will feature “stories of resistance, defeat, and unlikely victory, from the Spanish Civil War to the Boston Red Sox.”
Pamela Johnston Lit Fest Event: 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, Providence Hall, West Social Room
Pamela Johnston is OLLU's visiting writer this spring. She joined the faculty of Texas Lutheran University in 2001 and is now Associate Professor of English and director of the Center for Women’s Studies. Her novel, Little Lost River, was published by the University of Nevada Press in 2008. This is her first novel.
Read more on the Visiting Writer page.
More 2010 Literary Festival Artist Profiles coming soon.