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Cafecito con...Puerto Rican Writers in the United States
Diasporic Journeys: Interviews with Puerto Rican Writers in the United States (2023), edited by Carmen Haydée Rivera is a collection of interviews on contemporary Diasporic Puerto Rican authors publishing throughout the Unites States and whose works have reached national and international reading audiences. The writers examine how history, traditions, geographic dispersal, cultural/national identity, and linguistic merging converge in their lived experience and how these concepts influence their writing. Published by CENTRO Press, this collection provides insight into the effects of Puerto Rican migration and displacement and their subsequent interpretation by the authors.
Join the book’s editor, Carmen Haydée Rivera, and María Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández, Migdalia Cruz, José Luis Torres, Giannina Braschi, & Caridad “La Bruja” de la Luz for un cafecito as they explore the ways in which Puerto Rican writers seek to understand their migration and belonging to the Diaspora. The writers also acknowledge earlier generations of Puerto Rican authors while they create distinct writing styles pertinent to a new age of Puerto Rican literary production in the United States.
This event will have simultaneous English to Spanish translation for virtual participants.
This event will be held in person at Silberman School of Social Work and online via Zoom.