On Friday, March 5 at 6pm CST, join FlowerSong Press in celebrating the official release of Luz at Midnight! As y’all know, Luz tells a climate change story unique to South Texas—belly of the beast for boom-and-bust extraction—challenging regional histories of environmental injustice while weaving a universal story of love and longing. Arts writer Nicholas Frank recently wrote in The San Antonio Report that the novel has proved “eerily prescient” in its depiction of the rolling blackouts that have recently rocked the state.
The launch event will tell the story of Luz via selected readings from the novel as well as conversation with/readings from four comadres (Kamala Platt, Mobi Warren, Davíd Zamora Casas, and Viktoria Valenzuela) who helped give the book its final shape and bring it into the world.
Launch will happen online via Zoom: click HERE to attend.
ALSO! RAFFLE ALERT! Cuz it’s fun: between February 20 and the end of the reading, if you purchase a copy of Luz from FlowerSong, we’ll enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win prizes! Books can be purchased HERE. To learn more about the book and view the trailer, visit https://mcortez.net/luz/
Here are the deets in superconcentrated visual form, with thanks to Jo Reyes-Boitel and the FlowerSong familia: