Friday, September 23, 2011

Cuentos del Pueblo

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, the first installment of Cuentos del Pueblo will be held from Noon until 5 PM. This continuing series brings unique stories, perspectives, and opinion to LA Plaza and invites visitors themselves to become part of the story. This event is free to the public, and discounted admission to the galleries will be available.

For this first installment, eight Mexican American authors will be on hand to discuss, sell, and sign their recent books, and share the personal, unknown, and unexpected stories that connect their work to the historical center of Los Angeles.

Throoughout the day, music and stories will also be provided by entertainer, singer, and songwriter Mark Guerrero, son of the late, legendary singer, Lalo Guerrero.
Raffles and prizes round out the day.
Authors :
  • Roberta H. Martínez, Latinos in Pasadena
  • Melinda Paclacio, Ocotillo Dreams
  • Thelma Reyna, The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories
  • Olivia Cueva-Fernandez, Mexican Americans in Wilmington
  • Bert W. Colima, Gentleman of the Ring
  • Francisco Balderrama, and Richard Santillan, Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles
  • Alex Moreno Areyan, Mexican Americans in Los Angeles
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

P.S. Don't forget to check out La Tiendita when you come for your visit.

Black & white and color images courtesy La Plaza website, text from lapca press release.


  1. Congrats on being at this event! I love La Plaza! I've blogged about it and found the place interesting and the best new cultural touchstone for Latinos and all Angelenos.

  2. Thanks. I'm looking forward to it. It will be fun to share my LA roots and to share some connections between the founding of what is now Pasadena and Los Angeles.

  3. Yay! That reminds me -- I need your autograph on my book.

  4. If you haven't had a chance to visit LA Plaza, please do. If not on Saturday, then sometime soon. I believe they are going to be changing exhibits and it would be great for you to see this first exhibit. I love the Calle Principal - lots of interactive elements.
    As for the book after October 15th, let's have tea or coffee.