In partnership with PEN America, DBF has dedicated its Friday night Keynote to the topic of immigration. Richard Blanco, the fifth person in US history selected to write and deliver an inaugural poem, will be joined by Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of 17 books of poetry and prose, and Gabriela Baeza Ventura, executive editor of Arte Publico Press. The panel will discuss Latinx writing and immigration, the power of literature to effect change, who gets to call a country home, and the value of providing opportunities for uncensored expression. Mariela Romero, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist from Univision Atlanta, will moderate the discussion.

Tickets available through the Emory Schwartz Center Box Office beginning August 13 at Noon. Click HERE for online tickets.

Tickets will also be available starting at 12p (noon) 8/13 at Georgia Center for the Book (Decatur Library) and the following independent booksellers: A Cappella, Charis Books and More, Eagle Eye Books, Little Shop of Stories, and Tall Tales Book Shop.

August 30 @ 20:00
8:00 pm

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Richard Blanco, Rigoberto Gonzalez