The reviews are in... ("A Day of Writing with Authors," Part II)

The reviews are in… (“A Day of Writing with Authors,” Part II)

As a long-time artist, author, and presenter of children’s workshops, I can tell you with utmost certainty that for as much detail as I invest in planning an activity, there can be a scary, unexpected element that may flip a fun presentation into something disastrous. It is precisely that unknown that—despite my long experience—keeps me …

"A Day of Writing with Authors"

“A Day of Writing with Authors”

On October 21, Edwin Fontánez spent the day at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD for “A Day of Writing with Authors.” The event was organized and curated by the incredibly talented, indefatigable author and artist, Sallie Lowenstein, whose true passion for writing is not limited to her work but includes inspiring and encouraging writing and …

KC Family Day: Con las Puertas Abiertas

KC Family Day: Con las Puertas Abiertas

On October 1, Exit Studio joined “KC Family Day: Con las Puertas Abiertas,” a joyous event at the Kennedy Center dedicated to entertaining both parents and children with Latino music, performances, crafts, and art-making. Edwin Fontánez hosted a poetry writing workshop that was a verifiable hit with aspiring poets and adults alike. It was so great …

Exit Studio Fall Tour

Exit Studio Fall Tour

Come out to these great events and meet us this fall! Edwin will be signing books, offering fun activities, and more! And best of all—they’re FREE! ZooFiesta Sat., Sep. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. National Zoo Washington, D.C. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with demonstrations of animals native to Latin America, fun family activities, musical entertainment, educational …

Last Seen in San Francisco

Last Seen in San Francisco

“Anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco…” –Oscar Wilde That might as well have been the axiom that characterized us, a select group of Latino writers, over the past few days during the 2015 International Latino Book Awards in that glorious vintage city. Back in April when I was informed that …

Reflexiones de una noticia “iluminada”…

Reflexiones de una noticia “iluminada”…

Ya ha pasado bastante tiempo desde mi último mensaje, aunque no tenga otra explicación de que el pasado año ha sido dedicado a la promoción de mi más reciente novela The Illuminated Forest y los consecuentes retos que conllevan dicha responsabilidad. Aunque excitante y a veces hasta divertido, la promoción de un libro es siempre …

Thoughts on Some "Illuminating" News...

Thoughts on Some “Illuminating” News…

It’s been a long time since my last update but I have no explanation other than the past year has been dedicated to a full-on promotion of The Illuminated Forest and the ups and downs that come with such an effort. Although it can be fun and exciting, the promotion of a book is always …

"The Illuminated Forest" Wins Major Book Award

“The Illuminated Forest” Wins Major Book Award

Edwin Fontánez’s debut novel The Illuminated Forest has been designated a Finalist in the category “Best Young Adult Fiction Book – English” for the International Latino Book Awards. Presented by Latino Literacy Now, an organization co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler, and co-presented by Las Comadres de las Americas, and Reforma, the National …

A Picture Out of This World

As The Illuminated Forest begins to find its place out in the world, we here at Exit Studio are starting to reveal some behind-the-scenes aspects of the artistic process. After the long and arduous process of writing and illustrating, one of the final steps to completing the book is to choose the cover art. Although this seems …

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