(Santa Ana, Calif.) – Boca de Oro (Mouth of Gold) Festival of Literary Arts & Culture returns to downtown Santa Ana, Saturday, March 7, 2020. The festival will offer free writing and arts and crafts workshops, panel discussions, author talks, and performances from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Santa Ana College is participating with several events including, big band performances, children’s theater, poetry readings, as well as theater and media arts.
In total, the Boca de Oro brings 100 authors and poets and 3,000 visual and performing artists to Santa Ana. Notable authors include:
- Keynote speaker Zara Raheem, author of The Marriage Clock – called a "must-read book of the summer” by Cosmopolitan, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Book Riot
- Cuban poet Susannah Rodriguez Drissi
- Marytza Rubio, founder of the Makara Center for the Arts
- Hugo award-winner Foz Meadows
Boca de Oro also has expanded its programming with a K-5 arts festival put on by Oasis Center International and a Scholastic Book Fair at Birch Park.
Event visitors can ride a complimentary trolley to visit the various locations hosting performances across all creative disciplines in literature, dance, theatre, speech, and music. For more information, visit: www.BocadeOro.org or follow the festival on Facebook or Instagram (@BocadeOro).
About Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture
Boca De Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture, “mouth of gold” curates diverse and evocative writers, poets, storytellers and artists who present their work through literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams, spoken word styles and visual art experiences. A Fringe of the March Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk lead by Downtown Inc., Boca de Oro is a gift from Community Engagement with Santa Ana’s small businesses through the Santa Ana Business Council in partnership with Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana College and the City of Santa Ana.
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About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 27,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
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