Artist Jennifer Khoshbin collaborated with poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Jenny Browne to bring temporary public art project Word Around Town to Alta Vista.
Some of the city’s most respected artists were honored Monday evening at the inaugural Distinction in the Arts event at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a celebration of achievements in the arts and culture organized by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development.
The City of San Antonio will recognize the creative and cultural achievements of local artists and organizations during the inaugural Distinction in the Arts Celebration on Monday, Nov.
Editor’s note: This short story titled “Gate A-4” is from Honeybee, a collection of poems and short stories written by Naomi Shihab Nye and published in 2008.
It was standing room only at Naomi Shihab Nye’s reading at the San Antonio Book Festival last weekend, which should come as no surprise to those familiar with the celebrated poet, essayist, and novelist.
There are 89 authors from around the country converging on the city for the third annual San Antonio Book Festival, but if I were acting as judge and jury, I’d tell festival-goers the six or so must-see authors happen to be from San Antonio and Austin, with one great Latino storyteller from Southern California added to my list.
On the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving in Big Bend National Park, the poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye dropped off a signed copy of “The Turtle of Oman,” her recently published novel, for my daughters.
Education has become more oriented toward measurable results and statistics in the last couple of decades, but some of us who were working with kids in schools locally remember the glories of being involved with children on a regular basis.