St. Mary's University welcomes you to our campus for an exciting celebration of the literature and art of the Americas. The mission of Las Americas Letters Series in Literature and the Arts is to encourage empowerment through creativity and cultural understanding by bridging the Americas through the work of authors, artists, painters, musicians, scholars and educators.
This year our theme is Literature and Human Rights. Our guest authors speak well to this topic. Join us for readings by San Antonio's very own Carmen Tafolla, recently named Poet Laureate, Argentine born Alicia Kozameh, an inspiring survivor of political repression and Paula Varsavsky, also from Argentina, who has been compared to J.D. Salinger for her coming-of-age novels.
Moved by the limiting conditions these authors experienced, their work is a testament to the spirit of survival through creativity. Join us for three days of readings, writing workshops, film and panels . All events, are free and open to the public.