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Sunday Speaker Series: Chicano Writing
December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Daisy Lopez, the author of “Voices from the Past, Don’t Kill my Curandera” and “Macaria the Mexican Puppet,” will discuss Chicano literature and research methods for writing historically accurate fiction. Her presentation will include hands-on activities, including brainstorming techniques and tips for aspiring authors.
A Rio Grande Valley native, Lopez works with students at local schools. Her experience as a bilingual writing teacher helped Lopez understand the disconnection between many students and the books they read. The lack of Chicano literature in school curriculums and the fading tradition of storytelling in Chicano families prompted Lopez to write her own books.
The city of Weslaco recognized Lopez’s work with a proclamation, which noted her efforts to preserve the culture of the Rio Grande Valley.
Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship, who must present their FRIENDship card at the front desk.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.