Third annual VersoFrontera a huge success
The third annual VersoFrontera, OLLU’s one-day Literary Festival, ended on Saturday as a rousing success.
The all-day festival attracted more than 30 distinguished writers and poets who read from their works in Main Building, Room 311.
The event featured Madeline ffitch, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and Ruben Degollado, who was long-listed for the Pen/Hemingway Award. The 2023 Texas Poet Laureate, ire’ne lara silva, delivered the keynote.
“VersoFrontera is becoming one of the most exciting literary destinations in Texas, and as such, it is a bridge, connecting all the places of origin of our visiting writers,” said OLLU English Professor Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, San Antonio Poet Laureate from 2018-2020.
Dr. Quintanilla delivered opening and closing remarks at the festival, which was free and open to the public.
OLLU alumni Arrie Porter (MA/MFA 2021) and Samantha Ceballos (MA 2021) read from their works.