Multicultural Author Connection

Your source for award-winning authors who represent multicultural experiences in the United States. 

One Book Programs

“One Book” programs call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy, libraries and education – all as part of community.  They also are an important way to raise awareness and appreciation for culture and traditions outside our everyday.  Books from multicultural authors take us to these different worlds. 

Our authors’ bibliographies contain works for a full range of “One Book” programs:  adult, young adult and children; fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry.  With some of our authors, it is possible to have one author represent multiple genres that tie together a wide spectrum of readers.

All of our authors are proven speakers and workshop facilitators.  Most have strong academic backgrounds, suitable for Visiting Scholar programs.  All of our authors are US citizens or possess green cards so there is no hassle with visas.


Throughout the year, we organize panels of award-winning authors to address a topic of current interest.  Our Latino First Responders Panel for Hispanic Heritage Month receives rave reviews for captivating and inspiring students and aspiring writers.

It was a thrill to have the Hispanic Heritage First Responders Panel featuring Sarah Cortez, Chris Hernandez and Poli Acosta: quite possibly one of the best Writers in Performance events ever. I’m serious.
— Professor Clifford Hudder, Lone Star College – Montgomery

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How writers help other writers to develop and refine their work is the subject of the panel Mentoring Writers: the highs and lows of the improvement game.  Acclaimed Houston editor and author, Sarah Cortez, leads discussions with two writers whom she mentored, Stephanie Jaye Evans and John Coats.  They illustrate their discussions with readings from their published works.

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U.S. - Mexico border issues shape our daily lives, no matter where where we live in the United States.  Our schools struggle with bi-lingual learners and shifting demographics, our health care systems face the same problems.  Yet, Mexico is still the source for low-cost labor for much of the United States, with or without legal status.  The panel Bordering the Future: A Panel Bringing the Border to You directly address these and other issues that have wrought such change for citizens of both countries. 

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Our award-winning speakers , in alpha order

Hipolito M. Acosta

Ricardo C. Ainslie

John Coats

Sarah Cortez

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Stephanie Jaye Evans

Chris Hernandez

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