Fri, May 21 | Roots of Change Community Garden

Loteria Healing with Xelena Gonzalez

Join storyteller, screenwriter, poet, and author Xelena González for an interactive workshop on Loteria Remedios followed by a few rounds of Loteria.
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Loteria Healing with Xelena Gonzalez

Time & Location

May 21, 7:00 PM
Roots of Change Community Garden , 1416 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

About The Event

Join storyteller, screenwriter, poet, and author Xelena González for an interactive workshop on Loteria Remedios followed by a few rounds of Loteria. This is an in person workshop walking participants through remedios connected to the Mexican Loteria card game, followed by a few rounds of the card game. 

Social Distancing and Mask are required. If weather permits we will be hosted in the Roots of Change Community Garden. 

"Xelena González is a storyteller, screenwriter, poet, and  author of ALL AROUND US, winner of multiple accolades, including the  Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, an American Indian  Youth Literature Honor Award, and an International Latino Book Award.  Her storytelling skills were honed as a children’s librarian in San  Antonio and in Guangzhou, China. As a visiting author, she has  introduced her method of “tai chi storytelling” to more than 60 schools  and libraries around the country. In February 2021, Cinco Puntos Press  will release WHERE WONDER GROWS, her much-anticipated sophomore  collaboration with muralist Adriana M. Garcia.

With grant support  from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Xelena  recently developed a body of work in both children’s literature and  visionary fiction, inspired by the iconography of the Mexican Lotería  card game. Her resultant book LOTERÍA REMEDIOS led to the creation of a  television script centered on the same theme and featuring a modern  Mestiza protagonist. She is currently developing the screenplay THE CARD  SINGER with support from the Luminaria Artist Foundation. A member of  the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, Xelena is a sought-after speaker on  topics such as radical self love, creative early literacy strategies,  inhabiting story through music and movement, and reclaiming indigenous  identity in Latinx communities." 

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