Welcome to Librería Martinez de Chapman University. Please join us for upcoming events, book signings, and presentations at our beautiful location in Santa Ana, CA.
- Art Exhibits and PresentationsArt Exhibits and PresentationsLibrería Martinez de Chapman University is proud to host exhibits and presentations by an array of distinguished artists.
- Children's Book ActivitiesChildren's Book ActivitiesJoin the Librería Martinez as we celebrate youth literacy with children's book author signings, presentations, and reading festivals.
- Author Presentations and SigningsAuthor Presentations and SigningsLook for new presentations by your favorite author each month.
- Live Music and PerformancesLive Music and PerformancesMusic lovers rejoice! The Librería Martinez is proud to host live musical performances, children's concerts, and special events.
- Readings and DiscussionsReadings and DiscussionsJoin the Librería Martinez for readings, discussions, workshops, and other fun literature events each month.
- Community EventsCommunity EventsLibrería Martinez de Chapman University is proud to partner with the City of Santa Ana and Orange County to provide frequent community events and educational services.
»Librería Martinez de Chapman University Events
Juan Farias Alvarez: Friday August 22 from 6pm - 8pm
Please Join us at Librería Martinez to meet author of El Paisaje Nocturno (The Nocturnal View), Juan Farias Alvarez on August 22, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Juan Farias Alvarez assures readers, with a twinkle in his eye, that The Nocturnal View was born at midnight on a Thursday, as he danced under the stars, incited by an impassioned urgency to live out the most extreme sins as he danced. That is how this book came into being, because of Juan’s need to share with you, esteemed reader, the beauty of a moonlit view through the trees in the forest or on the hills; or to show you through his writings, a universe of majesty, permeated by the humid scent of the night. So, you may also experience this just by closing your eyes slightly and affirming, as does the author with a certain sense of rapture, “I’ve truly just emerged from a waking dream." More Information
Por favor únase a nosotros en la Librería Martínez de la Universidad Chapman para satisfacer autor de El Paisaje Nocturno, Juan Farias Alvarez en 22 de agosto 2014 18:00-20:00
Juan Farías Álvarez nació bajo la luna del mes de Octubre, el día 28 del año 1972, en la ciudad de Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán, México Juan Farías Álvarez asegura, con un destello de luz en sus ojos, que El Paisaje Nocturno nació en la media noche de un jueves, cuando él bailaba a la intemperie bajo las estrellas, sacudido por la pasión que lo incitaba a vivir los más intensos pecados en el baile. Así nació este libro, por la necesidad que Juan tenía de compartir contigo, lector, la belleza de una puesta de luna detrás de los árboles del bosque, de los cerros; o mostrarte a través de sus versos, un majestuoso universo impregnado por el húmedo olor de la noche; y que tú puedas también experimentarlo con solo cerrar levemente los ojos. Como él mismo asevera con una especie de éxtasis, “hoy sí que soñé despierto”. Más información
Désirée Zamorano: September 13, 2014 from 4pm – 6pm
Désirée Zamorano is a playwright, Pushcart Prize nominee, and novelist. She is the director of the the Community Literacy Center at Occidental College; she also collaborates with InsideOut Writers, a program that works with formerly incarcerated youth. She lives in Pasadena, California. Her newest novel, The Amado Women, is about four women linked by birth, separated by secrets of sex, money and death. Désirée Zamorano is a Pushcart prize nominee and award-winning short story writer, Desiree is also proud of having co-authored with her sister two plays commissioned by southern California's Bilingual Foundation for the Arts. "Reina" and "Bell Gardens 90201" received Equity productions and toured for a total of eight years. More Information
Eileen Truax: September 20, 2014 from 4pm - 6pm
Eileen Truax: September 20, 2014 from 4pm - 6pm
Eileen Truax is a journalist and an immigrant. Born in Mexico City, she moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and for seven years was a reporter with La Opinión newspaper covering immigration and Mexican communities. Her book Dreamers, la lucha de una generación por su sueño Americano (Spanish, Océano 2013), about undocumented students in the US, brings to us the stories of young men and women who are a living testimony of a complex, and sometimes unknown, demographic, politic and sociologic reality: an approach that makes you wonder the real meaning of being American. More Information
Eileen Truax: 20 de septiembre de 2014, 16:00 - 18:00
Eileen Truax es periodista e inmigrante. Originaria de la Ciudad de México, desde 2004 vive en Los Ángeles. Durante siete años fue reportera del diario La Opinión cubriendo temas de inmigración y comunidades mexicanas. Su libro Dreamers, la lucha de una generación por su sueño Americano (Océano, 2013), sobre estudiantes indocumentados en Estados Unidos, aborda las historias de estos jóvenes que son testimonio vivo de una compleja y en ocasiones desconocida realidad demográfica, política y social: un acercamiento que hará al lector cuestionarse lo que en verdad significa ser estadounidense. Más información
Jessica Powers and George Mendoza: September 20, 2014 from 6pm - 8pm
George Mendoza started going blind at age 15 from a degenerative eye disease. He triumphed over his blindness by setting the world record in the mile for blind runners, and later competing in both the 1980 and 1984 Olympics for the disabled. Now a full-time artist, Mendoza's collection of paintings, also titled Colors of the Wind, is a National Smithsonian Affiliates traveling exhibit. This is George’s story, told through his paintings.
J.L. Powers is the award-winning author of several novels for young adults, including The Confessional, This Thing Called the Future, and Amina. She is also the editor of two collections of essays, Labor Pains and Birth
Stories and That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone. This is her first picture book. She teaches English at Skyline College in California’s Bay Area. She is founder and editor of The Pirate Tree. Her most recent book, Colors of the Wind, tells the story of blind painter Geroge Mendoza.