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Latino Book and Family Festival returns in Oceanside this September

Posted: 7:28 AM, Sep 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-22 10:28:21-04
Latino Book and Family Festival

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Latino Book and Family Festival, a popular cultural and education gathering, is returning to MiraCosta College this September.

The festival will be held at the college’s Oceanside Campus on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parking is free.

This year, organizers anticipate more than 5,000 people will attend the free event.

Keynote speakers for the festival include actor and community activist Edward James Olmos, poet and bestselling author Erika Sanchez and local hero Erica Alfaro.

“MiraCosta College is honored to once again host what is the largest gathering of Latino authors in San Diego County, a celebration dedicated to building literacy and opening the doors to unlimited potential,” said MiraCosta College Board of Trustees President David Broad.

“Dozens of published authors will be on hand to discuss their works, exhibitors, performers, and vendors will all gather for this annual event. We look forward to an amazing day that will serve as a catalyst in transforming so many lives.”

The festival launched in Los Angeles in 1997. Now, the festivals are operated through the Carlsbad-based nonprofit Latino Literacy Now.