Joe Nevarez is writing “The Prism”

Friday, June 13th, 2014
joetheprismUnemployed Man starts a Kickstarter for his Science Fiction Book.   Joe Nevarez found himself out of a job last year. As frightening as that was he dug deep to see the possibilities of the situation and took the future into his own hands. Over the last ten months, He has done almost nothing other than write. In the book "The… Read More

The passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
mayaangelouPoet/Mentor/Author/Activist Dr. Maya Angelou passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 proving that even our most beloved can only be immortal through the legacy of work that they leave behind. The internet blew up with postings about how the magic of her written word made a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life.   In 1969, Dr. Maya Angelou… Read More

Barrio Writers Indiegogo 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
BW_2014I am going to explain why I have supported the Barrio Writers Indiegogo campaign to publish their 5th Edition and develop Summer 2014 FREE creative writing programs for youth 13-21 years old in California & Texas!
They had me at "Hello" those amazing young students of the Barrio… Read More

Coolest post for OCGente!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
From the Barrio Writers for contributing to their Indiegogo campaign, They repaid OCGente with the greatest gift possible…their words.
For OC Gente O-ur community is what you pride in. C-ultura, G-ente. E-ndless gratitude comes from us. N-ever… Read More

Pura Belpré Award Winners

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Belpre1The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. Established in 1996 the award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.   The… Read More

“VATOS” illustrated by José Galvez

Friday, January 10th, 2014
galvezDuring the holiday season of 2013, I came across a postcard that featured a photo by José Galvez. Over the years the photo got put away deep in my collection of stuff but when I came across it I realized that I could now highlight it here on OCGente.   The back of the postcard reads "One evening, Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read More

“Rosita Y Conchita” app on Itunes

Monday, August 26th, 2013
muertoonsWhile visiting the recent Latino Comic Expo in Long Beach I learned that the "Rosita Y Conchita" 3D interactive app is available now on Itunes for the Ipad and Iphone. The app is in addition to the book and other merchandise available for the English/Spanish Property.   It began with Eric Gonzalez a 2005… Read More

Mindy Kaling is breaking barriers

Monday, August 26th, 2013
ew_mindy_185Did you notice the cover of the August 9, 2013 issue of the national magazine Entertainment Weekly featuring "The New Hollywood"? Even I have to admit in just taking it for granted when I saw the magazine featuring writer-producer-actress Read More

Latino Comics Expo – Aug 17 & 18

Friday, August 16th, 2013
latino_comics_expoThe Latino Comics Expo is the country's premiere convention dedicated to showcasing the Latino experience in comic books and related arts by gathering a wide spectrum of Latino creators, as well as works featuring Latino themes and culture. The event will be held on Saturday, August 17 & Sunday,… Read More

El Sol Poetry Event – Aug 10th

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
libreriaThe El Sol Science and Arts Academy Student Poetry Book Launch will be held at Librería Martinez de Chapman University in Downtown Santa Ana from 2:00-5:30pm.   Come celebrate the release of the latest collection of poetry written by the student poets of El Sol Academy… Read More