vbb's annual fundraising event
La Valiente 2014 :: Writers Who Persevere
7-10 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014
At the home of Mehnaz Shafi + Muzaffar Qazilbash
Since 2003, VBB and our Board have honored artists and activists who reflect our organization's passionate commitment to speaking out and inciting social change through art. This year, we return to our literary roots (VBB began with a poem and a bookstore, after all) by honoring Gwendolyn Zepeda and Rich Levy, two writers + poets whose works give voice to the quotidian by privileging the individual, thereby democratizing the genres they embrace. Undeterred by personal challenges, both writers continue persevering to carve out spaces for their work because of their belief in the written word's ability to reflect and examine the issues that matter to our community and beyond
We invite you to join us on Saturday, August 23rd as we honor these two renowned Houston writers to celebrate their achievements!
For more information on joining our hosting committee or sponsoring the event, please visit our La Valiente 2014 page!
La Valiente 2014 Planning Committee includes Yolanda Alvarado, Carmen Peña Abrego, Kathy Harrison, Ana Laurel, Sehba Sarwar, Jacsun Shah, and Katherine Yzaguirre.