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Mercadito Literario

October 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Celebrate Latinx voices in literature with author, illustrator, and poetry talks for all ages, speaker and activist Isa Noyola, author Myriam Gurba, Melissa Mariachi Los Sánchez, and the Latin Drag Divas!

For adults: Myriam Gurba, author of Creep; Melissa Coss Aquino, author of Carmen and Grace; Rafael Augustín, author of Illegally Yours, A Memoir; and the Latinx Poets – Brenda Vaca, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Juan Farias, liz gonzález, Victoria Ballesteros.

For teens: Mona Alvarado Frazier, author of The Garden of Second Chances; Missy Fuego, author of Life is Wonderful, People are Terrific; and the Long Beach Youth Poets from Long Beach’s Youth Poet Laureate Program.

For children: Eric Ramos, author of Super Torta; Jesus Trejo, author of Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock; Joe Cepeda, author and illustrator of Rafa Counts on Papá; Mirelle Ortega, author and illustrator of River of Mariposas; and Tamika Burgess, author of Sincerely Sicily.

Myriam will be in MEETING ROOM A, at 2:15pm


Full Schedule:

12:00PM – 1:00PM 


KEYNOTE: ISA NOYOLA, Deputy Director of Mijente 


1:00PM – 2:00PM 

Children’s Authors: Eric Ramos Super Torta 

(Storytime Theater) Jesus Trejo Papa’s Magical Water-jug Clock Moderator: Nancy Tamika Burgess Sincerely Sicily 

Teens: Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate Panel (Meeting Rm B) 

Moderator: Kiana 

Poets’ Salon (Miller Room): Brenda Vaca 

Moderator: Karina liz gonzález 

Juan Farias 

1:00PM- 1:45PM 

Moderator: Li Yun 

Adults Melissa Coss Aquino Carmen & Grace (Meeting Rm A) 

Moderator: Li Yun 

1:45PM- 2:15PM 

Moderator: Li Yun 

Adults Rafael Augstín Illegally Yours (Meeting Rm A) 

2:00PM- 3PM  

Children’s Author/ 

Illustrators: Mirelle Ortega River of Mariposas (Storytime Theater) Joe Cepeda Rafa Counts on Papá

Moderator: Nancy 

Teens: Mona Alvarado Fraizer The Garden of Second Chances (Meeting Rm B) Missy Fuego Life is Wonderful, People are Terrific Moderator: Ruby 

Poets’ Salon (Miller Room): Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo 

Moderator: Kiana Victoria Ballesteros 

2:15PM- 3:00PM 

Adults Myriam Gurba Creep 

(Meeting Rm A) 

Moderator: Li Yun 

3:00PM – 4:00 PM 

Terrace Latin Drag Divas


screenshot of the schedule for Mercadito Literario


October 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Long Beach Public Library
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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