NHCC hosts Carmen Tafolla for book reading and community children’s festival
Part of the mission of the National Hispanic Cultural Center is to preserve and promote Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities.
On Friday, June 10, OCNC presents author Carmen Tafolla for a reading and book signing.
Tafolla’s appearance is part of the center’s “Escribir/Eschuchar: Latin Writer Series.”
The free event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10 with a reception at the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts. At 7 p.m. at the Bank of America Theater, Tafolla will read selections from his more than 30 published works.
“Whether she’s writing for children or adult audiences, Carmen Tafolla is an incredibly gifted author, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the National Hispanic Cultural Center,” said Dr. Margie Huerta, NHCC Executive Director. . “His appearance also kicks off our Día de Familia series, which will bring a new kind of family entertainment to the Center!”
Huerta says Tafolla will be back to launch “Día de Familia: Pinturas, Palabras, y Paletas” on Saturday, June 11.
During the event, visitors will have the chance to listen to a children’s reading of Tafolla’s book “What can you do with a paleta? (¿Que Puedes Hacer con una Paleta?), paint their own watercolor palettes and take part in a bilingual walk, where pages from the book will be placed throughout the NHCC for children and parents to follow.
Events are free, but registration is strongly suggested at nhccnm.org.
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