San Juan Noir is an unprecedented volume of contemporary Puerto Rican fiction edited by renowned author and creator of Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra, Mayra Santos-Febres.
José R. Velázquez Luciano was born in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.
He studied Fine Arts and Languages at the University of Puerto Rico. For many years, he worked as a graphic designer, artisan and teacher.
Juan Francisco Villa is an actor, playwright and teaching artist. He has worked nationally with both his acting and writing being performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Syracuse, and Chicago.
Kathy Tejada is known mainly for her work with Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA), the company of which she is executive producer.
Monique Manso serves as VP, Brand Sales Director of PEOPLE en Español, the largest selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S., reaching an audience of 6.9 million each month. She is charged with overseeing all advertising and marketing operations for the magazine and its website, PeopleEnEspanol.com, as well as the brand’s live event platform, which includes Las 50 Más Bellos and the annual Festival PEOPLE en Español.
Grizelle Esther Medina was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries, where her passion for painting developed. At Hunter College she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Art Therapy at Pratt Institute. For Grizelle, art is a way of expressing her perspective on life and marking her journey. […]