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Celebrate Santa Ana’s Literary Arts Scene All Weekend Long

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

John Narcomey, a cartoonist and illustrator from Corona, is an art vendor who sold his work at the 2022 LibroMobile festival. Narcomey is currently publishing ‘Narcomey Zine,’ ‘Cholo Libre: The 24 Hour Trilogy,’ and ‘Diesel Punk,’ according to his website, Credit: Photo courtesy of LibroMobile/Frankie Fierro

Consider spending the weekend with family soaking up literary and performing arts at these two festivals in Santa Ana: the Boca de Oro Festival on Saturday and LibroMobile’s Literary Arts Festival on Sunday.

This will be the second year that both events will be able to have in-person celebrations, as both festivals opted for virtual sessions in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both festivals are open to the public and free to attend.

Boca de Oro, translated from Spanish as “Mouth of Gold,” had its first festival in 2017, when it was originally founded by Robyn MacNair, the visual and performing arts coordinator for Santa Ana Unified School District, and Madeleine Spencer, who sat on several boards including Downtown, Inc.

While the festival went virtual in 2021, the Boca de Oro team also constructed the Boca de Oro Free Lending Libraries Campaign in an effort to continue spreading literature throughout the 64 neighborhoods in Santa Ana during the pandemic.

This full story can be accessed for free in its entirety at Voice of OC.



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