English Professor Yvette Benavides was featured in the most recent episode of Texas Public Radio’s Fronteras. She was interviewed about her work as editor-at-large of Tinta Books, an imprint of Trinity University Press.
You can listen to her interview here, which tells how Tinta Books uplifts Mexico and Mexican American history and culture.
Professor Benavides continues her work as host and producer of Book Public, a podcast from Texas Public Radio. Recent summertime episodes in the last two months include interviews with acclaimed authors Nicole Chung, Luis Alberto Urrea, Karin Lin Greenberg, and Isabel Allende. Book Public | TPR
Thirty-seven writers, poets and artists from around the U.S. will showcase their creative works during a one-day Literature and Arts Festival in Main Building, Room 311 on Saturday.
Presented by VersoFrontero, the festival will include the works of multiple faculty, including Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, Associate Professor of English; Yvette Benavides, MFA, Professor of English; Antoinette Winstead, MFA, Professor of Drama and Mass Communication; and Wallis Sanborn III, PhD, Associate Professor of English.
Yvette Benavides, Professor of English, and her husband, Texas Public Radio journalist David Martin Davies, have been awarded a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
Benavides and Davies will produce a radio documentary in English and Spanish that explores health care barriers for Hispanic children with Type 2 diabetes in San Antonio and the long-term implications for these children.
Yvette Benavides, associate professor of English, won first place in the “How I Found You” Valentine’s Day writing contest sponsored by Gemini Ink and the Rivard Report. Her short, nonfiction story, “Linguistics 101, Finding My Soul in Español,” tells the story of how she fell in love with linguistics. Read her winning story here.