Writing Workout with Reyes Ramirez in Houston

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., CST

Where: Allen Education Center, 2nd Floor, Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX

Reyes Ramirez, author of The Book of Wanderers, will host a writing workshop “Inprint Writing Workout” at the third annual BIPOC Book Fest in Houston. BIPOC Book Fest and Inprint celebrate diversity through highlighting literary works that feature underrepresented voices and creatives of marginalized communities. The festival will offer a variety of panels, readings, poetry performances, and much more.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults; age 18 and under are free. Get your tickets here.

About the book:

Reyes Ramirez’s dynamic short story collection follows new lineages of Mexican and Salvadoran diasporas traversing life in Houston, across borders, and even on Mars. Themes of wandering weave throughout each story, bringing feelings of unease and liberation as characters navigate cultural, physical, and psychological separation and loss from one generation to the next in a tumultuous nation.

The Book of Wanderers deeply explores Houston, a Gulf Coast metropolis that incorporates Southern, Western, and Southwestern identities near the borderlands with a connection to the cosmos. As such, each story becomes increasingly further removed from our lived reality, engaging numerous genres from emotionally touching realist fiction to action-packed speculative fiction, as well as hallucinatory realism, magical realism, noir, and science fiction.

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