“Geography” in Latino Writing Today

April 16, 2009

Panel discussion (in English)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
7:00 pm
Free admission

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Four notable writers will discuss geography and the notion of “borders” as a place, an idea, and a force in their work and in Latino writing. Mayra Montero is a Cuban writer who lives in Puerto Rico. Among her works in translation are the novels The Red of His Shadow, The Messenger, Dancing to “Almendra,” and The Miracle of Wool (forthcoming). Manuel Muñoz, born in California and presently living in Arizona, is the author of the short-story collections Zigzagger and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue. He received a 2008 Whiting Writers Award. Loida M aritza Pérez, born in the Dominican Republic, has published the novel Geographies of Home, which depicts the hardships of an immigrant family in New York City. She is working on Lamentations, a novel about a religious leader. María Hinojosa, born in Mexico, is an award-winning journalist who is the senior correspondent for “Now” on PBS and a contributor to “Latino USA,” as well as an author (Crews, Raising Raúl).

Reservations are required. Please email culture@americas-society.org or call (212) 277 8359 ext. 1.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY, the Dominican Studies Institute, Instituto Cervantes, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.