Texas literary giants gathering in El Paso this week

Among the writers scheduled to attend are Carmen Tafolla, who has written more than 30 books and was named the Poet Laureate of Texas in 2015; Skip Hollandsworth, an executive editor and writer for Texas Monthly; and El Paso authors Benjamin Alire Sáenz and Sergio Troncoso.

Q&A: The quiet Readvolution of Kierra Robinson

Kierra Robinson spends most of her days educating middle schoolers. But her quiet Readvolution has begun to spread across the country, with new chapters popping up in Texarkana, Oklahoma and Los Angeles.  

UTEP professor’s new book explores El Paso’s schools role in educating children of Nazi scientists

The inspiration behind Jonna Perrillo’s latest book came when she discovered a black and white newspaper photograph in an El Paso history book of four girls on the Crockett Elementary School playground. “Which girls are German and which are American? On the playground it made no difference,” the caption reads. The girls “are children of…

El Paso book publisher Cinco Puntos Press sold to New York publishing house

El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, which began as a home-based business in 1985 and became one of the nation’s most influential independent book publishers, is being sold, co-owners Bobby and Lee Byrd announced on Monday. Cinco Puntos is being sold to Lee & Low Books, a New York-based publisher that specializes in multicultural children’s books.…

El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press turns to community for life support

El Paso’s iconic independent publishing company Cinco Puntos Press has taken a significant financial hit amid the economic shutdown caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus — and they are asking the community for support. “Last year was our best year by far, then the first two months of this year were great, then…

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