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.