Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana

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Poetry Festival brings the greatest Latin American Poets to the RGV, while shining a light to peace and the importance of culture and unity in the Border.

The Latin American Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit organization presents the second edition of FeIPoL (Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana) to be taken place October 5-7, 2017 at the Main McAllen Public Library.

This year’s honored poets include Cristina Rivera Garza Mexican Poet and Novelist, Jorge Cocom Pech, Mayan Nation/Mexico, Rigoberto Gonzales USA, and Jorge Galán, El Salvador.

Our special guest are Norma Romero, founder of Las Patronas, a humanitarian response organization who prepares and gives food to the central American immigrants fleeing their country over the train known as La Bestia. Tony Díaz (Libro Traficante) who founded a movement to provide books to the youth in Arizona when the state banned Mexican American books. Dahlia Guerra, a pillar for our community who founded the Mariachi Aztlan and has been consistently invested in promoting art, literature and culture for our underserved community. Young poets, high school students from all over the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico will The festival, founded by Rossy Evelin Lima and Gerald Padilla, has been a success with our RGV community, and will bringing 40 poets from Latin America and the US, with over a thousand people in attendance during the three days.

For more information visit  www.feipol.us