From April 10–16, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio will host a stimulating week of literary events, including poetry and prose readings, scholarly discussions, theater performances, readings and lectures by internationally renowned poets and authors, receptions, and book sales—all open to the public. The OLLU Literary Festival is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Judith Ortiz Cofer is one of two headlining authors. Cofer is an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, children's book author, and educator. She is currently the Regents' and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia (UGA). Her books include the poetry collection A Love Story Beginning in Spanish, the young adult novel Call Me Maria, and many more.

Martha Rhodes, the founding editor and director of Four Way Books, an independent literary press based in New York City, and an instructor at the New School University and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, will also read from her work. Rhodes's poetry collections include Mother Quiet, Perfect Disappearance (winner of the 2000 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press), and At the Gate.

View the complete festival schedule for more information.

Featured author Judith Ortiz Cofer. Photo by Sortino.