The McAllen Creative Incubator Welcomes Newest Tenant

V.LopezHer name is Victoria Lopez, a poetry writer and the newest tenant at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Studio #8. Victoria currently attends UTRGV and majors in English.  Between her time spent at school and job obligations, Ms. Lopez began writing a novel, merely as a hobby.  Victoria is a go getter who at the age of twenty five became the published author of her first Novel “Fire in May.”

“Writing was how I had come to identify myself; it was the method in which I would isolate my feelings so that I could better understand them, and myself. It was then that I had to ask myself this question: Am I just someone who likes to write or am I a writer? From then on, I began to introduce myself as an aspiring writer.” Said Victoria Lopez

Victoria’s desire is to become involved in the community and lend her voice to those who might not yet know their own. Every Friday, this February, Victoria partakes in a local event called ‘Poetry on Demand.’ And thus far, has received phenomenal feedback from everyone she has had the wonderful opportunity to meet.

As part of the McAllen Creative Incubator, Victoria will be able to further contribute to the community, the arts, and the creativity in youth by spreading this message: You are worthy.  Additionally, during the First Friday Art Walks, Ms. Lopez will be practicing an open door policy and will invite anyone who would wish to speak about writing, arts, local involvement, or any topic in general. More than anything, she aspires to break the barriers that people keep around in their hearts and, in turn, inspire the community to embrace their most perfect potential.

If you wish to contact Victoria Lopez, for either an event or personal inquiry, you can do so by sending an email to. Visit her website, where copies of her novel ‘Fire in May’ are available, at www.handandknee.com. Furthermore, Mrs. Lopez has upcoming events, where the general public is  invited to attend, such as – “Novel Project” Gallery Exhibit 03/04 @ 6pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator and – Poem in Your Pocket Day 04/21 @ 10am at the McAllen Public Library.

For more information on how to become a tenant at the Incubator contact Laura Robles at lrobles@mcallencvb.com or 956-682-2871. The McAllen Creative Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street and strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the art, business, creative communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener.