What people are saying:
Don’t miss out! Defying the divisiveness of our times, the Lit & Luz Festival keeps on bringing worlds together.
—Cristina Rivera Garza, award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three nonfiction books, Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies and Director of Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, and 2017-18 alum
Lit & Luz is an awesome festival that showcases the power of collaboration. As a Chicano, it meant the world to be able to perform poems in México and Chicago and have both shows feel so welcoming and loving.
—José Olivarez, author of Citizen Illegal and 2018-19 Lit & Luz alum
By Alejandra Oliva, REMEZCLA
By Alexandra Arriaga, The Chicago Sun-Times
By Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago
Una entrevista con Rafael Robles en Univision’s Primera Hora
By Rebecca Sutton, Arts Works Blog, National Endowment for the Arts
Time Out Chicago
2018–19 FESTIVAL PRESS
MEXICO CITY, February 2019
TIMEOUT MEXICO CITY
Lit & Luz was featured in TimeOut Mexico City.
Read the article “Daniel Krauss: «Todos somos monstruos en potencia».”
Poet and 2018–19 participant José Olivarez was profiled by El Heraldo during his time in CDMX with Lit & Luz.
Check out El Heraldo’s article on Daniel Kraus.
CHICAGO, October 2018
Bad At Sports Podcast
Check out a fascinating podcast episode featuring our co-curators for the So close, far away exhibition at Sector 2337.
Block Club Chicago
Article detailing the festival and our 2018 artist lineup.
We were included in this year’s MCA Lineup for the Trib
#HoyEnElEstudio: Entrevista en español con la directora artística para CDMX Brenda Lozano, poeta Natalia Toledo, y artista Emilio Rojas.
NEIU’s The Independent
Article about Natalie Toledo and her event at Northeastern Illinois University, “Reclaiming power through indigenous language with an Oaxacan Zapotec poet”
Gran entrevista en la increíble estación de radio Vocalo con nuestro coordinador comunitario Miguel Jimenez, el curador Esteban King, y el aclamado autor y músico Julián Herbert.
2017–18 Festival Press
Chicago and Mexico City Create Art Together at Lit & Luz Festival, The festival, which pairs artists from both sister cities, kicks off tonight with a free reception that benefits Mexico City’s earthquake relief efforts. By Adam Morgan
Lit & Luz Festival to celebrate Chicago-Mexico City exchange by Kathleen Rooney
Cartelera CDMX: Cultura en tu ciudad
Chicago-based writer and (Lit & Luz advisor and participant) Gerardo Cárdenas recaps the festival in this online, bilingual magazine
LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
TIMEOUT Mexico City
#DomingosEnVocalo: LIT & LUZ FESTIVAL 2017, interview with Eduardo Rabasa and Cristina Rivera Garza by Jesus Echeverria
10/25/16 Local Chicago media arts nonprofit CAN TV recording of "The Influence of Text in Visual Art," an event with Jorge Mendez Blake, Dianna Frid, Gabriela Jauregui and Mia Lopez.
10/12/16 WTTW Chicago Tonight: 10 Things to Do This Weekend Write-up
10/11/16 Chicago Reader Recommended Event
10/6/16 A radio interview with Lit & Luz 2016 Managing Director, Nuria Sheehan and 2016 participant, Susy Bielak on Vocalo's #MorningAMP
10/4/16 Chicago Artist Resource Write-up
9/16 Gozamos.com: Lit & Luz Festical Brings Authors & Artists from Mexico City for Weeklong Fest in Chicago
11/10/14 Local Chicago media arts nonprofit, CAN TV, captured the Lit & Luz event at Poetry Foundation event featuring readings by Luis Felipe Fabre, Daniel Borzutzky, and Valerie Mejer.
10/12/14 Chicago Tribune Hoy: Lit & Luz Festival - Literatura y arte de Chicago y la ciudad de Mexico