BSP set to hit Tucson Festival of Books for another dose of literary resistance & Chicano soul!

It will be an honor to represent independent publishing in Tucson, AZ for the second year in a row! I’m headed out there this week with along with Mr. Chicano Soul himself Art Meza, for the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books to help bring another dose of literary resistance and Chicano soul to inspire the kids to keep fighting and feeding their minds.

You can ban our books but you cannot ban our hearts. BSP is also proud to do a fundraiser for the John A. Valezuela Youth Center on Friday, March 14th. Don’t miss it!

We are set to bring Lowriting to Tucson! Boom! See you soon!

Santino J. Rivera, Owner - Broken Sword Publications
Santino J. Rivera, Owner – Broken Sword Publications

Scheduled Events

Friday March 14th: Lowriting Benefit for the John A. Valenzuela Youth Center

Join Art Meza, Lowriting photographer and Santino J. Rivera, publisher and owner of Broken Sword Publications, and many more for an evening of Chicana/o art, spoken word, food and a free car show.

The benefit will be a precursor to the Tucson Festival of Books, complete with a car show, food and a DJ.

The new book, Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul, will be on sale at the event and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the John A. Valenzuela Youth Center.

John A. Valenzuela Youth Center
1550 S. 6th Ave, South Tucson, Arizona 85713
Friday Mar. 14th 5-9 p.m.

There is a public Facebook invite for the event. You can check it out here and let us know you will be attending. MORE DETAILS & FLYER HERE!

Art Meza, Photographer - Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul
Art Meza, Photographer – Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul
A panel discussion of the diverse landscape of the lowriding culture. Panelists will provide perspectives from the academic, author, artist, feminist, and film making lenses.Nuestras Raíces – Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 15, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area #6 – Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival mapPanelists: Ben ChappellArt MezaGloria MoránSantino Rivera
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.
The good news about self-publishing? You can do what you want. The bad news? You can do what you want. This isn’t so bad in and of itself… unless you want to produce a commercial product that competes with those already for sale in the marketplace: then you need to make informed decisions to be successful. Discover what hurdles you’ll face when self-publishing, and how to navigate them like an experienced pro.Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book/Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area #4 – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival mapPanelists: James BestRoberta GrimesSantino Rivera
Moderator: Grael Norton

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