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FEATURING OCTAVIO SOLIS – To be a brown-skinned immigrant in today’s America is to immediately be part of the a demographic that has become demonized and weaponized for political use. Octavio Solis, the acclaimed playwright, grew up along the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. In his new memoir, Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border, Solis writes poetic vignettes from his childhood and complicates the simplistic narrative that supporters of President Donald Trump have been fed.

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Octavio Solis, written over 20 plays and considered is to be one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. He has also produced and directed numerous plays and even produced films, and won awards and fellowships. His new book is called Retablos: Stories From A Life Lived Along The Border.

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