Join the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library for a night of poetry and culture during the Somos Semillas/We Are Seeds poetry reading. This event is part of the library’s National Hispanic Heritage Month events to celebrate the histories, arts, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This year’s poetry reading is scheduled for September 28 and will run from 6-8 p.m.


Edward Vidaurre will serve as the emcee. He is part of the Latino literature and Beat poetry communities and the author of several collections including his latest, Chicano Blood Transfusions. His work has been featured in The Beatest State in the Union and Poetry of Resistance.


He will share the stage with several poets from the surrounding area. This includes Emmy Perez, author of the collections Solstice and Within the River on Our Face. She is an associate professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she teaches creative writing and Mexican American Studies in the Masters of Arts Programs. César L. de León will also lend his voice to the event. De León is currently a student in the MFA program at UTRGV, and his work has appeared in several publications. The author of House Built on Ashes and The Shallow End of Sleep, José Antonio Rodríguez will also be in attendance.


This event will take place in the library’s meeting room and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are also welcome to stop by the Books & Bytes Café for an array of snacks and drinks.


For more information on this or any future events, stop by the library located at 1906 South Closner Boulevard across the street from the historic Echo Hotel. Patrons may also visit the library page at or call 956-383-6246.