Xelena Gonzalez, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Xelena González

  • Literature
  • San Antonio, TX
la lotería: riddles & remedios

To support the creation of a family-friendly book that interweaves the images depicted in the classic Mexican game Lotería. The familiar cultural icons will become characters in a series of stories, poems, riddles, and remedies, to be shared with an audience of all ages in San Antonio. The “Lotería Night” will include lotería games, prizes, an interactive reading, and a chance to receive critical feedback from the audience. Resultant manuscript(s) will be readied for submission to publishers, thereby adding to the field of children’s literature, which is currently calling for cultural diversity.