is the producer and co-host of Nuestra Palabra
: Latino Writers Having Their Say on 90.1 FM and www.KPFT.org (Pacifica-Houston Radio.) The weekly broadcast highlights authors, playwrights, composers, activists and artists, keeping the Latino literary renaissance alive and thriving in the fourth largest media market in the country.
is also the non-profit responsible for bringing the Edward James Olmos Latino Book and Family Festival to Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center
and making it the largest Latino Book festival in Texas.
Liana is a freelance writer and photographer for the Houston Press (Village Voice Media) and 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle.) She is also a contributer to local and national news affiliates as well as to Aztec Muse, Nuestra Palabra's new quarterly magazine, www.AztecMuse.com.
is also the recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist grant from the city for a multimedia/photography project based on her
travels through post-revolutionary Nicaragua.
This year, she
curated and exhibited her
work, and the work of nine others, in Houston Vanguard: Documenting Contemporary Social Justice Movements as part of biannual Fotofest 2010.
As the Houston Las Comadres book club coordinator, she us excited to take part as the interviewer for June's selected author.