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A new group of authors has coalesced to stake a claim in the Cuban-American literary scene. This event will bring together several second-generation fiction writers of Cuban origin, who will read from their recent work:

• Chantel Acevedo, author of The Distant Marvels (2015), A Falling Star (2013), Song of the Red Cloak (2011), and Love and Ghost Letters (2005)

• Jennine Capo Crucet, author of Make Your Home Among Strangers (2015) and Howto Leave Hialeah (2009)

• Vanessa García, author of White Light (2015) and The Cuban Spring (2014)

• Ana Menendez, author of Adios, Happy Homeland (2011), The Last War (2009), Loving Che (2003), and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd (2001)

• Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes, author of Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You (2015), Everyday Chica (2010), and Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles (2009)

Dr. Iraida H. Lopez, the moderator, is Professor of Spanish at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her most recent book is Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora (2015).



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Winter 2-25-2017


Coral Gables


Latin American Studies

Out of Florida: Cuban-American Writers Read Their Work



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