Author of Memories in Green
Filiberto “Beto” Conde was born and raised in San Benito, Texas, and earned a BA degree in Psychology from Pan American University-Brownsville. He co-founded the Narciso Martínez Cultural Arts Center Writer’s Forum in the Rio Grande Valley.
His work has appeared in anthologies by NMCAC, Valley By-liners, Valley International Poetry Festival, Mesquite Review, and the San Antonio Conjunto Festival programs of 2004 and 2007. In 2017 he published American Dream by the River, a series of short stories about living in two cultures at the Texas-Mexico border. In 2018, he published We Were Raza explaining his youth growing up Chicano in the Rio Grande Valley.
In Memories in Green, he relays his experiences in the Vietnam War, which after fifty years are still vividly with him. He is available for speaking engagements before veterans groups, schools, and civic organizations.