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Sententia Vera Bookshop

The SV Bookshop is part of the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, a community space for cultured bibliophiles, coffee aficionados, and innovative entrepreneurs. It’s a place to find your next unexpected read, burst through your wildest dreams, and savor java from one of Austin’s renown coffee roasters!

The SV Bookshop is a multilingual, mainstream bookstore featuring its very own Coffee Bar to savor a great cup of java from a local coffee roaster while perusing your next read. The independent bookshop offers a wide range of new titles, multicultural books, music, and film crafted by foreign authors, in the original language, in English translation, as well as bilingual editions. It also features vital sidelines such as various language & cultural acquisition programs, highlighted with a cultural calendar of events that include international movie screenings, language & cultural classes, foreign language book clubs, language study abroad trips, international music, and much more.

The ONLINE bookshop is up and ready to take your orders for home delivery. The brick-and-mortar bookshop is scheduled to open in Dripping Springs, TX, in the spring of 2017.

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Sententia Vera CoWorking Space

The local coffeehouse has been a gathering place in which locals purchase their beloved cup of coffee and favorite pastry, as well as a meeting place and a brainstorming spot for creative entrepreneurs. In short, the local coffeehouse was the original coworking space.

Sententia Vera CoWorking Community is a coworking space in the Hill Country of Central Texas that aims to provide the entrepreneur, contractor, and telecommuter with a working space in a supporting community. Sententia Vera’s Coworking Community is a shared professional environment supporting entrepreneurs, freelancers/contractors, and work-at-home professionals, in their goal to work in an inclusive, collaborative, and creative environment, while also having the benefit of a quiet and private space.

As a shared coworking community, Sententia Vera offers its members shared resources and ideas, and the exchange of consulting services between members to bring fresh ideas to business branding, marketing, development, public engagement, and certifications.

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SV Community Engagement

Sententia Vera, LLC is a Cultural Communication and Community Relations & Development consultancy, offering bilingual public relations, Latino community outreach and engagement, and content writing, editing, transcreation, localization, and promotion.

Teresa Carbajal Ravet, M.A. specializes in development and implementation of community outreach programs with the diverse Latino communities, including social & community awareness initiatives. Teresa works with organizations to create programs that promote the organizations’ image in a positive and community-oriented way. Sententia Vera organizes internal and external events, fairs, and other community events to introduce the organization to diverse communities.

Sententia Vera, LLC endeavors to provide culturally relevant, genuine communication with its bilingual transcreations, translations, localization, content writing, editing, and literary project promotion. It strives to engage the diverse Latino market, bilingual Hispanics, the Spanish-speaking population, and the acculturated English-speaking demographic.

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 Wishing You a Happy New Year!

¡Prospero Año Nuevo!

It has been a pleasure sharing with you the diverse treasures of the cultural experience. In 2017 I look forward to fostering our cultural collaborations and in creating a space in which to share the Hill Country’s unique culture and beyond!

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Happy Holidays from

Sententia Vera Cultural Hub

2016-holidaysThis season give the gift of presence! Make a list of family and friends, and reach out. Give them a call, write them a note, share your latest read with them, start a conversation. Life gets busy and chore lists get longer, practice self-care and be present with those you love.

With 2016 coming to an end, we want to wish you the happiest holidays and send our sincerest thanks for your support throughout the year. Sententia Vera looks forward to 2017 and its mission to create a safe space for a cultural community, sharing and learning from the presence of others.

¡Feliz Navidad!

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Make National Voter Registration Day one of your favorite national holiday!

nvrd-social-graphics-01-300x225With so many important elections being held, millions of people, including me, are registering to vote today on National Voter Registration Day, September 27.

National Voter Registration Day was first started for the 2012 presidential election. It has now become an annual holiday and celebration when thousands of people ensure our family, friends and neighbors are registered to vote.

I’m sharing this information with you because I am committed to helping spread the vote. You can visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to register to vote and to find ways to get involved and help celebrate #VoterRegistrationDay! Or as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, I am happy to come to you and register you in person! All you have to do is hit me up!

Hundreds of events across the USA are also being planned for National Voter Registration Day 2016. Check out today’s events around Greater Austin. Continue Reading

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    C.M. Mayo will be in Austin Thursday, June 11, 2009 for a reading, discussion, and book signing event at Book People at 7 PM. Mayo's new novel is based on a true history that perhaps only a few US readers know. The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a novel based on elusive history that even Mexicans might not all-together recall. I, myself, know pieces of this history only because I am often frustrated with the US celebration of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo and attempt to educate myself on its history and significance from a country's self-realization and social position. What is the US celebrating? Does anyone know? Maybe.  Not certain. Vaguely. Oh yes, Mexico's Fourth of July..., right?!?   Well no, not exactly.  In brief, in 1861 Great Britain, France, and Spain joined forces in an attempt to punish Mexico for defaulting on its loans. It did not take long before the French army was the only one remaining in an attempt to conquer Mexico and establish an empire. During a heroic battle in the mountains of Mexico as far as the state of Puebla, Benito Juárez's troops defeated the overpowering, well-fortified, and much bigger French army on the 5th of May, 1862. It did not take long for the French army to return and install Maximilian von Habsburg, Austrian archduke, to the restored Mexican throne. Maximilian's arrival in Veracruz was received with violent aversion from the Mexican liberals refusing to recognize his rule. Despite the undesirable welcome Maximilian recognized the beauty of Mexico and its culture and accepted it as his own. Throughout his imminent downfall, capture, and sentence of death, Maximilian continued to fight for his Mexico, not wanting to give up for a beloved country that had become part of his Being. His last words reported as, "Mexicans! Today I die for a fair cause: the freedom and independence of Mexico. May God allow my spilling blood to put an end forever to the disgraces of my new homeland. ¡Viva México!"   I look forward to reading The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire as it promises to complete this brief French influence in Mexico's cultural and social history. I am interested in C. M. Mayo's viewpoint in this respect and anticipate a fascinating reading and discussion tonight at Book People. Join C. M. Mayo on the discussion and have an enlightening read.

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