Friday, September 25, 2015

Orgullo

September is Hispanic Pride Month but it's also time for ORGULLO, the annual Hispanic gay pride festival in Miami. This year marks the fifth annual ORGULLO Festival which features a mix of musicians, artists, writers, dancers (and drag queens) Oct. 3 at Museum Park in downtown Miami. I'll be one of the writers talking about the craft that Saturday in the Writer's Pavilion, which also features writers Carlos Pintado, Charlton-Trujillo, Cardidad Moro-Gronlier and Jose Ignacio Valenzuela. The Writers Pavilion runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (I'm at noon.) At 6 p.m., there's a panel discussion with all the authors. The event is produced by Unity Coalition with partnerships with the city of Miami and The Betsy South Beach Hotel, which hosts weekly residencies for writers. So if you're in the area Oct. 3, come out and stop by for the festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. I'll be reading at noon Saturday at the Writer's Pavilion. For more details, visit Celebrate Orgullo.