Latino Literacy Now
I love Latino Literacy Now, because they celebrate literature and support authors by giving them opportunities to shine. On June 28th, 2014, I had the honor to be recognized at the International Latino Book Awards. To see list of all winners please visit http://www.lbff.us/
I have been part of national author panels sharing my experience as a writer.
For more information please call Kirk Whisler at
Southern Artists Foundation
Autism Awareness Through the Arts
I collaborated with Jonathan Estes, Founder of Southern Artist Foundation, to decorate empty walls in Houston and beautify our city!
Kids Write to Know writes positive messages that inspire our community!
Together we discover the power of writing on art!
I will continue the legacy in memory of
Johnathan Estes. RIP my friend.-August 19th, 2014.
On November 21st, 2013, I "Slept Out" to help raise money for the homeless youth. No teenager should be kicked out of their home and be homeless! Parents need to be more responsible, communicate with their children and be great role models.
Edward James Olmos
Family & Books Festival
In Hollywood, California, at the Edward James-Olmos Book & Family Festival with Univision reporter, Teresa Rodriguez, and author, Lucia DeGarcia-2005
Thanking our veterans at Riverside Hospital in Houston, TX-2010
Spaulding for Children Adoption Center
High School students volunteer with Marie Elena at Spaulding for Children Adoption Center-Houston, TX 2010
...bringing smiles, books and writing to children!
Please visit www.spauldingforchildren.org and help adopt :)
Children's Music Foundation
Volunteering at Ronald MacDonald House in Galveston, Texas, with the Director of the Children's Music Foundation, Daren Hightower. What an amazing collaboration! I was so inspired!
For more information visit:
Houston Institute for Culture
Supporting Houston Institute for Culture, as Executive Director. For more information please go to www.houstonculture.org
Become a member and enjoy monthly workshops and inspirational city events.
Picture of MOCAH's Queens of Creativity, Nia Jacobs, Artista Elizabeth, Rhonda Adams (not on picture), and Marie Elena Cortes, behind stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in 2011 (donated our art as gifts to the performers).
Marie Elena with poet Blanca Alanis and author Vuthy Kuon from Providence Publishing, at Libros Book Store in the Heights-Houston, TX -2009
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First Kids Write to Know Day with NASA Robotics team, Author Vuthy Kuon, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Kids Write to Know Founder, Marie Elena Cortes-December 13, 2008
Meet Baldemar Rodriguez, movie producer and Houston entrepreneur. It's an honor working with him on our new writing workshop titled...
Writing for Hollywood!!!!
To find out more about this unique and inspiring workshop
please call (832) 388-8218 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Write to Know supporting Financial Literacy Conference in Houston with John Hope Bryant, Founder of Project HOPE-2008
Marie Elena Cortes made signs for the Librotraficante Caravan 2012 with Tony Diaz.
For more info go to www.tonydiaz.com