Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe (Writer//Educator//Activist) works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Brazilian Arts Foundation and other organizations to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. In addition, Lupe co-hosts INKWELL - a collaborative podcast creation between Tintero Projects and Inprint, placing a monthly spotlight on Regional, National and International Latinx writers and other Writers of Color. Mendez is a CantoMundo Fellow , a Macondo Fellow and an Emerging Poet Incubator Fellow and his newest collection of poetry - WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA is forthcoming from Willow Books.
Artist Statement Writing as a way to continue saving word/expression/resistance/energy/comunidad.
Birthplace Galveston, TX
AnthroPoesia Project on the Houston Huelga Schools
Silk Stocking District, Galveston, Texas
Sin Muros A Latinx Theater Festival February 25-28, 2021 Beginning June 1st, 2020, Stages will accept submissions for the 4th annual SIN MUROS: A LATINX THEATRE FESTIVAL Stages continues to celebrate Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities with the 4th installment of the Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including readings, workshops and networking opportunitie...