Chicana writer Daisy Lopez will present “Chicano Writing” at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 during the Sunday Speaker Series at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg.
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.
About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.