Some Dia de los Muertos events in the El Paso area are starting to trickle in.
On Saturday, October 30, the El Paso Public Library is celebrating the Great Southwest Book Festival at the library's downtown location, 501 N. Oregon.
From 11AM to 12:30PM, Donna Snyder and Raquel Mejia will host a creative writing workshop on writing calaveras. Besides the literal translation of "skulls," calaveras are also poems which are written for the Day of the Dead, but are intended to be critical of the living in a humorous way.
At noon, there will be a kids Dia de los Muertos costume parade.
Other non-Dia de los Muertos events will also as part of the festival, including keynote speaker (and former coworker of mine) David Dorado Romo, author of the fantastic "Ringside Seat to a Revolution," a study on many of the underground happenings and lesser-known history of El Paso and Juarez.
For the full schedule of events, visit: El Paso Public Library Dia de los Muertos 2010 events