Join Us for Hispanic Heritage Month


September 15, 2022 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Showcase of Latino Performing Arts
Moores Opera House/University of Houston (3333 Cullen Blvd,  Houston, TX)
Celebrate Arte Público Press’ 40th anniversary with food, drink and performances by Mariachi Puma, Sambabom, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Solero Flamenco, and Houston Grand Opera. Tickets and more details here.


September 15-17, 2022 
La Raza Unida Party 50th Anniversary Conference  
University of Texas San Antonio – Downtown Campus (501 W. Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio, TX)
Arte Público Press founder/director Dr. Nicolás Kanellos speaks about publishing opportunities for Latinos. More details here.


September 23, 2022 | 10 am – 4:30 pm
Latin American Book Fair
Love Park (1501 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA)
Authors and illustrators share their work, including children’s book author Raquel Ortiz, who will delight audiences with her musical storytelling! More details here.



October 1, 2022 | 1 – 5 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month Festival
South Houston Branch Library (607 Avenue A, South Houston, TX)
Bring the kids and celebrate Hispanic books and authors with Harris County Public Library. Authors Xavier Garza (La Llorona Can’t Scare Me / La Llorona no me asusta) and Jasminne Mendez (Josefina’s Habichuelas / Las habichuelas de Josefina) will read from their new picture books. More details here.


October 2, 2022 | 2 pm
El Norte screening
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX)
Don’t miss the screening of this iconic film as part of the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s “Movies Houstonians Love” in honor of former UH law professor and Arte Público board president Michael Olivas.


October 12, 2022  | 11 am – 1 pm
A Conversation with Journalist Ricardo Chavira
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion/University of Houston (4333 University Dr., Houston, TX)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ricardo Chavira speaks about his experiences navigating and reporting stories around the world that are detailed in his memoir, We Were Always Here.


October 13-14, 2022  
Latinx KidLit Book Festival
Livestream this virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators and books!

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Noon – 1 pm ET (Link here)
Illustrator Draw Off: Characters in Action! Featuring Carolyn Dee Flores

Friday, October 14, 2022 | Noon – 1 pm ET (Link here)
A Letter to My Younger Self: Writing Our Lives into the Stories We Tell. Featuring Jasminne Mendez

Friday, October 14, 2022 | Noon – 1 pm ET (Link here)
Draw Off en Español: Fantasmas, Chupacabras y La Llorona. Featuring Xavier Garza