By MARINA WISE
Special to the PRESS
January 15, 2015
The Port Isabel Book Club will be sponsoring its semi-annual Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, Jan. 22. The event will take place at the Lighthouse Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in fun-filled games, scarf down scrumptious snacks, and witness various authors and artists showcase their skills.
Jesus Guevara, Port Isabel High School senior, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and will have the pleasure of introducing guest readers such as Mike Hancock, Ken Treviño, Rudy Garcia, Daniel William Dawkins, Jr., and several young endeavoring writers.
In addition to listening to authors and playing games, guests will be able to dance to the groove of Laguna Madre’s own DJ Daniel Rinza, get their faces painted, buy books from Paragraphs, and purchase $6 BBQ plates.
Though the event is a family-friendly affair with lots of entertainment, Guevara insists there’s a deeper reasoning behind the organization of the event. He hopes events like this help sus out some of the unexposed potential of Port Isabel’s youth. Guevara himself has a passion for writing.
“I could sit out by the water and let my imagination flow with the waves and write all day,” said Guevara.
One of the main literary influences in Guevara’s life, Hancock, is also excited for the Festival, saying, “This festival brings to life the unimaginable minds of the Valley and celebrates our great culture.”
Port Isabel High School’s Book Club, Guevara, and the rest of the masterminds behind this literary function urge as many people as possible to attend and celebrate Port Isabel’s rich talent in literary arts.
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