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Welcome To Arte, Libros y Cultura
by LATINAFest

Enjoy a day immersed in culture and books! Meet your favorite Latine authors, listen to inspiring panels, join fun and educational activations, listen to spoken word poets and much, much more!

SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH, 2025

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Plaza de La Raza

3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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SPONSORS

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The Alegría bilingual platforms include Alegría bilingual magazine, a quarterly print and digital vehicle;  Alegría Mobile Bookstore, a traveling bookmobile that brings the joy of reading to younger generations in their own neighborhoods; and Alegría Video Series, a compilation of interviews with outstanding Latine/x arts and culture figures. Alegría also creates live events featuring brand activations.

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If you are interested in sponsoring please send us an email to : latinafestevents@gmail.com

PANELS

*select your workshop as an "add-on". Workshop availability subject to change. Workshop space is limited

Road to Publishing

Whether you are looking for a publisher or will go the independent publishing route, you need to have all the info to achieve your goal. Hear from authors and publishers on how they navigated their Road To Publishing!

Road Trip

Owning Our Narrative

Latinos are the largest minority in the U.S.A. As storytellers we write best about our community, authentically. Our panel will talk about owning your narrative and keeping your story authentic and ultimately publishing a book that resonates with readers.

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Fireside Chat

An intimate conversation with a noted figure in the publishing space. Be inspired by listening to her story and gain key takeaways from a Latina trailblazer in publishing.

Campfire

Books to Movies

Studios and filmmakers are looking for that authentic story, that intellectual property that can be made into a movie. But how does that work? Meet authors and filmmakers that have navigated this journey to the screen.

Red Chairs

Building Your Wealth

What is your relationship with money? Our panel of authors will give you their sage insight into money management and building wealth. These well known experts wrote books that speak to us all. From investing to saving to starting your own business, it can change your world.

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Workshops

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Activations

Books and Looks:

A Mixed Up Clothing Runway and Fashion Show

Mixed Up Clothing is thrilled to present Books and Looks: A Runway and Fashion Show at the Artes, Libros y Cultura event. This runway will feature young multicultural models proudly showcasing outfits inspired by the Latina heritage fabrics while holding their favorite books. As each child walks the runway, their unique outfit and chosen book will highlight the importance of culture, diversity, and reading.

Join us in celebrating the fusion of fashion and literature and be inspired by our vibrant display of multiculturalism.

Don't miss this unique and empowering experience!

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Sonia Smith Kang

Founder & Designer of Mixed Up Clothing

Sonia Smith Kang is the AfroLatina founder and designer of Mixed Up Clothing, a children's fashion brand that celebrates diversity and promotes cultural awareness through unique, stylish designs. A proud military brat born in Puerto Rico and stationed on O'ahu, Sonia transitioned from a successful nursing career to fashion to address the lack of multicultural representation in the fashion industry. A proud mom of four multicultural children, she creates vibrant collections inspired by cultures worldwide. Mixed Up Clothing is available at Target and Macys.com, earning features on NPR, KTLA, the Today Show, LA Times and in the LA Parent.

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