Keynote Speakers

Natalie Torres

The first Salvadorian American woman to publish a book dealing with student debt for millennials.  A workshop facilitator, a real estate investor, brand collaborator and TEDx Talk speaker on financial literacy.

José Ángel Gutiérrez​

U.S. Army Veteran and founding member of the La Raza Unida and Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO). Political science professor & Director of the Mexican-American Studies Center at the University of Texas

Save the Date Flyer. Recuerde La Fecha!

The Entertainment


The Microphone Doctors

The microphone Doctors-stage

Local children’s entertainment duo. Music for big kids and littler kids too! Fun, high energy dance band both acoustic and electronic music for all ages.



Local Latino performer empowers the new generations while embracing their culture. A cultural mix music of lyrically driven narratives infused with a Southern California sound.

Dan McNay

Dan McNay-stage

Singer & songwriter. Has made appearances all over Southern California. Brings a new CD release “On The Street.”

Los Pacheco Bros

los pacheco bros

Local Latino group. Una agrupación del Estado de Hidalgo. Tocan Cumbia Romantica y Sonidera


Georgette Baker

Certified teacher, speaker of 5 languages and world-traveling performer for the past 20 years.









2018 North San Diego Festival Facts

WHEN:  Saturday, September 152018
HOURS:  10 am – 5 pm
FESTIVAL:  This will be our 67th Festival, and 2nd at MiraCosta College after a long absence from the San Diego County. Admission is FREE. Admisión GRATIS.
PARKING: FREE parking. Estacionamiento GRATIS.
MiraCosta College
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Meet the largest gathering of authors in North San Diego County history

Activities will include:

  • Meeting the Authors
  • 20+ Workshops
  • Author panels
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Entertainment:
    • Dances
    • Storytelling
    • Mexican folktales
    • Fun activities for kids
This year the festival will divide into villages:
  • Artist
  • Author
  • Children
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Health

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MiraCosta College, Our Host

Welcome to Mira Costa College, where student equity takes a backseat to no one. At Mira Costa College, it is our mission to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services for a diverse population of learners. A 121-acre, hilltop campus with stunning views stretching from the mountains to the sea, Mira Costa College’s Oceanside Campus is the ideal venue for The Latino Book & Family Festival.
When it comes to outdoor events, nothing can surpass the Campus Quad. Anchored by the landmark clock tower, the centrally located Quad includes lush lawns, a relaxing fountain, and an inviting pavilion- not to mention a cafeteria and art gallery just a few steps away. Best of all, the Oceanside Campus offers easy access from the 5 and 78 freeways plus ample free parking.
As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Mira Costa College is position ourselves for grants and services geared to dramatically improve the success of Latino students who make up over one-third of our student body. Among our many successful programs is the Puente Project, which provides the support and counseling to better help Latino students navigate the myriad challenges they can face and provides a clear pathway to help them achieve their goal in a timely fashion.

Dear Supporters of Literacy,

Please join us in our work to empower underrepresented communities. Our goal is improved literacy throughout the Latino community. Our goals at Latino Literacy Now, a 501c3 nonprofit, are a variety of initiatives including educational, financial, and health literacy. Our cause is improving lives, both professionally and personally.

For this 2018 event a team of community leaders, educators, librarians, and Award Winning Authors have united to ensure that the Festival is well organized, well attended, and has a great array of workshops, activities, and entertainment.

Thanks and I hope to see you at a Latino Literacy Now event this year. 


Edward James Olmos, Latino Literacy Now Board Chair