Published on: March 31, 2014Lone Star College-North Harris Latin America Student Organization (LASO) will host the LASO Cultural Showcase, on Apr. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Services Center, Conference Center, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston. The event will feature Gwendolyn Zepeda, author and the City of Houston’s first poet laureate. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
The event’s opening speaker, State Representative Armando Walle will kick-off the morning, leading into Zepeda’s presentation entitled, “The Making of Houston’s Poet Laureate,” a discussion of the journey that led Zepeda to her current role.
Zepeda began her writing career on the Web in 1997 as one of the founding writers of the entertainment site, Television Without Pity. Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels, four award-winning children’s books, a short-story collection and a book of poems. Her first poetry collection, Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners, was published in 2013. Her second collection is forthcoming.
In addition to Zepeda’s presentation, the event will also showcase nationally recognized authors and artists, as well as works by LSC-North Harris students. Event speakers include: poet and author, Jasmine Mendez, Associated Press reporter, Russell Contreras and photographer, Chuy Benitez.
For more information about this event, call 281.765.7813.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
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