Mayor Ivy R. Taylor Will Conclude Fall 2015 Mayor’s Book Club with Special Reading by Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero at Central Library


Visit the Central Library Auditorium on Tuesday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a reading by author and San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero, followed by a memoir writing workshop by members of San Antonio Writer’s Workshop (SAWP). Facilitators will lead participants on a journey of discovery, focusing on memory activating techniques, sensory writing and journaling. Introductions will be made by Mayor Ivy R. Taylor.

Last month, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) launched the fall 2015 Mayor’s Book Club. This special presentation by Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and reading by San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero will wrap up the 2015 Book Club.  The Mayor’s Book Club, which started in 2014, is a community wide read aimed at cultivating a community experience through reading and discussion.

Mayor Taylor’s book choice, “The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir” by Domingo Martinez is a gritty authentic coming-of-age story about a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas. Martinez uses this memoir to explore the world of a Texas border town in the 1980s. The book is a reflection of a clash of cultures, the complex bond of family, and the pros and cons of South Texas life.

In honor of the Mayor’s book choice, the San Antonio Public Library will offer a number of memoir writing workshops in library branches across the city through December. In these free workshops, participants will explore all phases of memoir writing-memory activating techniques, sensory writing, memory journaling – and look at some examples of what makes a great memoir. For more information on the program, contact Candelaria Mendoza at or call 210-207-2625.

Marcie Hernandez
Public Information Officer


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