A panel entitled, WRITING URBAN LATINAS: THE NEW WAVE, will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 1pm-2pm at the Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center, 130 East 101st Street in New York City.
The discussion features a group of dynamic and diverse authors including Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa (Daughters of the Stone), Lyn Di Iorio (Outside the Bones), Maria Aponte (Transitions of a Nuyorican Princess), Michele Carlo (Fish Out of Agua) and Gloria Rodriguez (You Are More Than Good Enough).
Dahlma L. Figueroa Lyn Di Iorio Maria Aponte Michele Carlo Gloria Rodriguez
The panel, produced by the marketing agency MORE THAN WORDS, will explore writing centered upon the life of Latina women, from dealing with a male-dominated culture, family relationships, acculturation, language, stereotypes and more.
WRITING URBAN LATINAS is part of EL FESTIVAL DEL LIBRO, an annual book festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month that will take place on the same day from 11am to 6pm. Drawing from the rich mosaic of Latino culture centered in New York City, El Festival del Libro will feature published authors and aspiring writers in all literary genres (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Children’s books) from across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and other Hispanic nations, in both English and Spanish.
Produced in collaboration with the East Harlem Business Capital Corporation (EHBCC), the Harlem Book Fair and the Consulate of Mexico, El Festival del Libro will feature writers, poets, music and children’s books authors, as well as discuss topical issues ranging from ‘Dual Language Literacy’ to ‘Libro Traficante’, the writers’ caravan traveling from Houston to Arizona – carrying books banned by the State of Arizona.
El Festival del Libro will also feature Ms. Olga Marta Perez, author and Director of Ediciones Unión, Cuba’s official publishing house, award-winning author and illustrator, Eric Velazquez (Grandma’s Gift, Walker Publishing); Dr. Marta Moreno Vega (The Altar of My Soul, Random House; When Spirits Dance Mambo, Crown), Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays, Penguin), J. L. Torres (The Accidental Native, Arte Publico) and Danette Vigilante (The Problem with Half A Moon, Penguin).