Professor Quintanilla wins ‘Arts & Letters Award’

Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, Associate Professor of English, has won a “2021 Arts & Letters Award for Artistic Merit.”

Selected for the award by Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, Dr. Quintanilla will be recognized on Nov. 6 at Mission Branch Library with two other winners. The ceremony will begin at 1:45 p.m. in the Robert Anguiano Meeting Room.

A poet, photographer, author and visual artist, Dr. Quintanilla served as the 2018-2020 San Antonio Poet Laureate.

For more than 49 years, the Arts & Letters Awards has recognized and celebrated the achievement by individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and whose dedication and devotion to their chosen artistic fields have served to enrich the cultural and spiritual life of San Antonio. Previously, this award has acknowledged legendary artists such as Sandra Cisneros, Carmen Tafolla, Henry Brun, Bill Fitzgibbons among many others.