Join us for this FREE family festival, August 12–13 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus!
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Authors’ Showcase

Latin writers will display and sell their work in the Authors’ Showcase area. Featured authors in 2017 will include:

Fermina Ponce – Colombian poet Fermina Ponce’s first book of poetry, Al desnudo, debuted at the Bogotá 2016 International Book Fair (Colombia), and went on to be showcased at the University of Guanajuato (Mexico), the Instituto Cervantes (Chicago), and the Festival of Latin Authors (Chicago). Her second book of poetry, Mar de (L)una, was launched at the 2017 International Book Fair (Colombia).

Ani Palacios – Editor-in-chief of Contacto Latino and Pukiyari Editores, Palacios has won several International Latino Book Awards for best novel, including 2010 with Nos vemos en Purgatorio, 2011 with Plumbago Torres y el sueño americano, and 2014 with the inspirational novel, 99 Amaneceres. Her latest books are the novel Noche de Penas (2014), the self-help book No Strings Attached: Your Journey to Unconditional Loving (2015), the thriller El último clóset (2016), and the teen novel Paloma aventurera (2017).

Silvia Carrillo Rodríguez – Born in Mexico, Rodríguez moved to the US with her husband in 1998, and now resides in Columbus. She is author of Un Cubano Más, a fictional account of a young Cuban boy forced to leave behind a life he loves to escape the tyranny of the Cuban government.

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