Michael Quintanilla, the pop culture and fashion reporter for the San Antonio Express News, will present “Confessions of a Former Disco Maniac: The Write Moves,” his “one-man extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in Old Main room 320.
Thus far, Qunitanilla has book ended his career in San Antonio, but has also reported for the Dallas Morning News, the El Paso Herald-Post and the Los Angeles Times.
While reporting for the L.A. Times, he covered the Academy Awards and other red carpet events. But he also reported some of the most significant news events of the last 20 years, such as the L. A. Riots and (while in New York for fashion week in fall of 2001) the events of Sept. 11.
In addition to reporting, he serves as stylist for many of the features he produces for S.A. Life and the “Trends,” special section. He brings Hollywood home by writing about the Alamo City’s hottest stars Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker. He also covers fashion week each spring and fall. His fashion week blog is called “On and Off the Runway.”
Not just a speech, Quintanilla will deliver a performance, with photos, music and even a disco ball. We hope to see you there.
Quintanilla has also performed at the National Press Club, the American Press Institute, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists and at the Conference on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Trinity University.