FESTIBA 2019 Flyer  - The Festival of International Books and Arts February 25 through March 3 2019

FESTIBA Calendar of Events Coming Soon!


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Fine arts meet healing arts during FESTIBA Librarians & Educators panel

EDINBURG, TEXAS – MARCH 6, 2017 – A panel of physicians, educators and artists shared their experiences and opinions on the connection between arts and sciences and the subsequent benefits, at a special panel during UTRGV’s Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA). Read the full release.

Reading Rock Stars share magic of books with RGV elementary school students

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – MARCH 2, 2017 – Fifth grader Edgar Hurtado was ready to wow Texas Book Festival Reading Rock Stars author Diana López with his clever card trick during her March 2 visit to Carl Waitz Elementary School in Alton. Read the full release.

Authors urge students to use their voices for social justice at Big Read panel during FESTIBA

EDINBURG, TEXAS—MARCH 2, 2017—U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Texas-based author and publisher Bryce Milligan stressed the importance literature has in promoting social justice and encouraged students to use their literary voices to uplift their communities and speak out against injustice. Read the full release.

U.S. Poet Laureate Herrera visits UTRGV’s FESTIBA, talks borders, challenges and lifting up one’s voice

EDINBURG, TEXAS – MARCH 1, 2017 – As the twice-seated U.S. poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera admits he often walks a fine diplomatic line between not naming names and bridging political and cultural gaps, especially in today’s unique climate.Read the full release.

Children’s authors fascinate young audiences during UTRGV’s FESTIBA week

EDINBURG, TEXAS – MARCH 4, 2016 – Fourth- and fifth-graders at Emiliano Zapata Elementary School were in stitches March 4, as award-winning author Jon Scieszka talked about his adventures growing up with five brothers. Read the full release.

Contact Information

Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Assistant Vice President of Public Arts & Special Projects
Email: dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 665-2353 or (956) 665-3361.