Belinda Acosta

A former Austin resident and a past Texas Observer contributor, Belinda Acosta is now a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
  • A Place for All Texans

    EDITOR’S NOTE: These remarks were made at the Texas Observer Writers’ Festival on May 8, 2010. We hope this will be the beginning of […] Full Story

  • Belinda Acosta

    Short Story Finalist “Birth and Afterbirth”

    This week’s finalist is Belinda Acosta’s “Birth and Afterbirth,” a gripping and graphic narrative about fear, alienation, and identity. Full Story

  • Librotraficante

    When ethnic studies programs in Tucson public high schools were eliminated earlier this year, books in the curricula, including many by notable Latino writers, […] Full Story

  • Libro-Traficante Heads to Tucson

    As the founder of Nuestra Palabra, Latino Writers Having Their Say, Tony Diaz—along with Bryan Parras, Liana López and a small group of dedicated […] Full Story

  • Floating On The Border

    My father was born in Xilitla, a speck near another speck in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. To hear him talk, Xilitla is heaven on […] Full Story

  • Write of Passage

    When I agreed to write two books using the quinceañera as the backdrop, the fact that I’d never had a quinceañera, had never been […] Full Story