Date: March 18, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The NMSU Library will celebrate El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros on Wednesday, April 13, by presenting a writing workshop for adults led by Jennifer Cervantes, author of the popular children’s book Tortilla Sun. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be offered at 7:00 pm in the second floor Zuhl Library conference room.
Attendees will focus on how to write books for children while considering what appeals to kids and why. Everyone will write and critique in this workshop, so bring your paper, pen and imaginations.
Jennifer Cervantes is an NMSU English professor. Born and raised in San Diego, Cervantes spent many summers in New Mexico as a child. Her children’s book Tortilla Sun has received national acclaim, including accolades in School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.
The program, organized by Humanities Librarian Mardi Mahaffy and Education Librarian Sarah Baker, is part of the Library’s annual celebration of the national El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The program is funded by a grant from NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.
El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros was founded by Pat Mora in 1997. The day’s purpose is to celebrate children, families, reading and multiculturalism.
For more information, contact Mahaffy at (575) 646-6925 or Baker at (575) 646-6087.