Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute at Florida Atlantic University and Books and Books, “Out of Florida: Cuban-American Writers Read Their Work” is an evening of discussion and readings of literature by Cuban-American women writers, moderated by Iraida H. López (professor of Spanish at Ramapo College of New Jersey and author of Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora). The event will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 7:00pm at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida.
This event will bring together several fiction writers of Cuban origin, who will read from their recent work and their works-in-progress:
Chantel Acevedo: Author of The Distant Marvels (2015), A Falling Star (2013), Song of the Red Cloak (2011), and Love and Ghost Letters (2005) (see http://www.chantelacevedo.com/).
Jennine Capó Crucet: Author of Make Your Home among Strangers (2015) and How to Leave Hialeah (2009) (see http://jennine-crucet.squarespace.com/).
Vanessa García: Author of White Light (2015) and The Cuban Spring (a play performed in 2014) (see http://www.vanessagarcia.org/).
Ana Menéndez: Author of Adios, Happy Homeland! (English-language translation of Un cuento extraño, 2011), The Last War (2009), Loving Che (2003), In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd (2001) (see http://www.anamenendezonline.com/).
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés: Author of Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You (2015), Everyday Chica (2010), and Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles (2009) (see http://www.oyechica.net/).
For more information, see http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/out-florida-cuban-american-writers-read-their-work