NP Founding Discovery: Carolina Monsiváis, poet.
University of Houston (B.A); New Mexico State University (M.F.A.)
Experience a staged reading from her collection "Descent".
NP Founding Member: Russell Contreras, Reporter, Associated Press.
Eisenhower High School; Lone Star College-North Harris;University of Houston-B.A.; Columbia University M.F.A.-Non-fiction.
First reading of his book on JFK's last moments before his assassination: When We Arrive: JFK's Last Night and the Birth of the Forgotten People.
NP Discovery: Leslie Contreras Schwartz, poet, essayist and fiction writer.
Eisenhower High School; Rice University-B.A.; Warren Wilson College M.F.A.-Poetry.
Enjoy the debut of her book of poems FUEGO.
NP National Ally: José Torres-Tama, NEA Award-winning Ecuadorian Performance Artist, Visual Artist, Poet & Political Provocateur
Experience an excerpt from his play, "ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS," a sci-fi Latino noir solo.
NP Discovery: Icess Fernandez Rojas, writer, blogger, teacher, journalist
North Shore High School; San Jacinto College- North Campus; University of Houston-B.A.; Goddard College M.F.A-Creative Writing (Fiction)
NP Discovery: Jasminne Mendez, Writer in Residence, Writers in the Schools
Judson Sr. High School; University of Houston B.A. & M.Ed.; MFA Creative Writing Candidate, Rainier Writer's Workshop- Pacific Lutheran University.
Experience the unique and distinct poems from her collection "Island of Dreams".
NP Memoria: Claudia Isela Macias, Education Consultant-Discover With Me! Education Solutions, Children's Book Author.
Reagan High School; University of Houston B.S.; University of Houston Clear Lake M.S.-Education
Experience her homage to her grandfather Jose "Pepe" Gonzales, as she shares the poem he read at one of our first showcases.
NP Discovery/Librotraficante Co-Founder: Lupe Méndez, Instructor, Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston
O'Connell High School- Galveston, Tx;
University of St. Thomas, B.A.; University of Texas @ El Paso, M.F.A.- Creative Writing.
Experience the politically charged poetry & prose from his newest collection "Damas Y Caballeros".
NP Founding Member: Alvaro Saar Rios, Assistant Professor, Playwriting and Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lamar High School; Houston Community College; University of Houston B.A.; Northwestern University M.F.A.-Writing for the Stage & Screen.
Experience a staged reading from his play "Bienvenidos a Milwaukee" featuring actors Trevor Boffone, Lupe Mendez & Jasminne Mendez.
NP Discovery: Stephanie Saint Sanchez, media artist, movie maker, curator and instigator
Founder of La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has made over 25 award-winning, genre-bending shorts. Founder Señorita Cinema film festival, the only all Latina Film Festival in Texas.
Special Screening of new short "Paradise Exhaust".
NP Discovery & Librotraficante Co-Founder: HighTechAztec Bryan Parras is a Houston filmmaker and photographer who specializes in documentation of environmental and social justice movement stories throughout the South and Southwest.
Parras was awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship for Community Transformation (2008 – 2010) for his video work and media workshops with grassroots organizations and advocates.
NP Discovery & Librotraficante Co-Founder: Liana Lopez is a writer, reporter and photographer. Her work has been published in the Houston Press and Phoenix New Times (Village Voice Media), 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle), San Antonio Current, Democracy Now!, YES! Magazine, Truthout, Free Speech Radio News, Ms. Magazine and various other publications.
She produces and co-hosts the NP Radio show and is co-master of ceremonies of the evening.
We will be providing updates to the line up here and on NP Radio every Tuesday 6p-7p on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston, Texas lives stream and podcast at www.kpft.org