|My godparents and my little sister, Lynette's godparents|
circa 1959, Southern Colorado
|Cast of Su Teatro production of 1995 Intro to Chicano History 101 |
written by Anthony J. Garcia
In October1995, I travelled to Sicily, los Azores, the UAE, and the island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean with the Latin Locomotions for the Department of Defense to entertain the troops for Hispanic Awareness Month.
I graduated from Colorado State University Pueblo in 2008. I was 50. During that time I travelled to San Antonio with las mujeres unidas de CSU Pueblo to a HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) conference for Hispanic Awareness Month and met lots of mi gente and fell in love with San Anton.
Here I am all these years later I'm a member of the Macondo Writers Foundation based in San Antonio, I'm a published writer and have friends through out the country who are writers.
I don't consider myself Hispanic, that is a government label given to Latinos. I'm Chicana and I despise the term Hispanic but since it's Hispanic Awareness Month let's just use it for now. Maybe someday we'll get to use a different label, Latinx Awareness Month.
So here are a list of Latinx writers in no particular order that have inspired me to become a master writer.
Cherrie L. Moraga
Jessica Helen Lopez
Norma Elia Cantu
Tim Z. Hernandez
Lorna Dee Cervantes
and Aimée Medina Carr's novel, River of Love with Homebound Publications.
Please consider reading some of these Latinx writers during the month of October and tell them Juliana, the Crazy Chicana in Catholic City, sent you.
And if I forgot to mention your name in my list, I'll catch you next year.