“The decision to be an author and writer was not a career choice; like the path of any artist of substance, it is a response to a calling,” Dr. Carmen Tafolla said.
“It is that path we are called to, that dream born inside us. It’s not an intellectual decision, but the flowing of a spiritual urge to create, to tell the story, to document that human experience around us. I would not be my real self if I did not write. I write because I have to. I am published because of the match between our society’s needs and my concientizacion to create,” Dr. Carmen Tafolla, an internationally acclaimed writer, and senior lecturer for bicultural and bilingual studies within the college of education and human development at UTSA.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the San Antonio Public Library is hosting “The Art of Cultura y Herencia: Artwork and Illustrations in the Books of Carmen