Octavio Quintanillla

San Antonio Book Festival

SAN ANTONIO – From the Rio Grande Valley, Octavio Quintanilla is now a professor at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Last year, after writing for six years, Quintanilla's first book of poems was published, "If I Go Missing."

"A lot of themes that you can find in the book have to do with absence, with immigration, with themes of loss," said Quintanilla.

This year will be the first year Quintanilla participates in the San Antonio Book Festival and thinks the event is great for the community.

"People from San Antonio, have a chance to come and meet a bunch of great writers; writers that care about their craft, writers that care about the community."

Quintanilla will be participating in a session with two other poets from 2:15 - 3:15 pm in The Gallery (1st floor of Library).

For more on Octavio Quintanilla you can follow him on twitter @OctQuintanilla.

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Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast South Texas Crime Stories.