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Cinco Puntos at ALA Annual in D.C.
Cinco Puntos at ALA Annual in D.C. June 21, 2010

Cinco Puntos is exhibiting at the American Library Association's Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. from June 25-28. If you are attending, please stop by the Cinco Puntos booth (#2833) to visit with authors Joe Hayes and Benjamin Alire Senz, artist Christopher Cardinale, and to nibble on a cookie from our favorite El Paso bakery, Gussie's Tamales. (A mouth-watering sampling of these cookies is pictured at the left.)

Signings and Happenings at the Cinco Puntos booth:

  • LA Times Book Prize finalist Benjamin Alire Senz signs on Friday from 5:30 to 7 in the afternoon.

  • Bluebonnett Award winning author Joe Hayes signs on Saturday from 1 to 4 in the afternoon.

  • Artist Christopher Cardinale signs Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush, his stunning graphic novel, written by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • , on Sunday from 1 to 3 in the afternoon.
  • Cookies! Cinco Puntos celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, a milestone we surely never would have seen without the support of many wonderful people along the way. To honor their help, we're passing out delicious Mexican cookies at 4 in the afternoon on Sunday.

Author Performances:

  • Benjamin Alire Senz reads at Many Voices, One Nation from 7:30 to 10:30 on Friday evening. Free. Location: Renaissance Washington -Congressional Hall A/B.

  • Joe Hayes performs his stories at Stories for a Saturday Evening from 8 to 10 pm on Saturday evening. Free. Location: Washington Convention Center -144A-C.

  • Benjamin Alire Senz participates in the YA Coffee Klatch on Sunday at 9 in the morning. This is a ticketed event. Arrive at 8:45 if you want a ticket. This is a ticketed event. Location: Room 207 AB.

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