SanTana’s Fairy Tales is an oral history, storytelling project initiated by author Sarah Rafael García, which integrates community-based narratives to create contemporary fairytales and fables that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana (inspired by the Grimms’ Fairy Tales).

Zoraida layoutThe forthcoming exhibit at CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California will present a multi-media installation, curated in collaboration with local visual, musical, and performance artists. The exhibit will showcase bilingual, single-story zines, a fully illustrated published book, an ebook, a large format classical book, graphic art by Sol Art Radio‘s Carla Zarate, an “open book” performance, along with composed music by Viento Callejero‘s Gloria Estrada, who is supported by local singer/songwriter Ruby Castellanos and members of the Pacific Symphony. The entire collection will be translated by poet Julieta Corpus and published by Raspa Press. The ebook will be produced by Digitus Indie Publishers.

SanTana’s Fairy Tales is supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, through a grant supporting the Artist-in-Residence initiative at Grand Central Art Center. The exhibit is scheduled for March 2017.


Chicana Author Sarah Rafael Garcia Returns Home to Tell “SanTana’s Fairy Tales”

OC Weekly, April 21, 2016

Upcoming Publications & Events:

1st SanTana’s Fairy Tales zine now available on LibroMobile at Grand Central Art Center & through Raspa Press—limited first print editions!
Profits from the “Zoraida & Marisol” zine are being donated to Transgeneros En Accion/Transgender in Action.