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Event: “Esmeralda Santiago: A Writing Life”, to be held at Americas Society in NYC on November 12, 2014 at 7pm

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Esmeralda Santiago. (Image: Frank Cantor)

Esmeralda Santiago. (Image: Frank Cantor)

Details of the event, “Esmeralda Santiago: A Writing Life”, to be held at Americas Society (of which Interlitq is a collaborating institution) in NYC on November 12, 2014 at 7pm, are as follows:

Admission: FREE for AS and YPA Members, $10 for non-members.

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Celebrated Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago will discuss her life and literary career in a public interview with New York Times writer Mireya Navarro. A book-signing will follow. Santiago is author of internationally acclaimed works — the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican (1993; subsequently adapted into a Peabody Award-winning film for PBS Masterpiece Theatre), Almost a Woman (1999), and The Turkish Lover (2004); and the novels América’s Dream (1997) and Conquistadora (2011). Navarro currently covers housing issues for the Times.

“Santiago makes Caribbean history come alive through characters as human as they are iconic. The richness of her imagination and the lushness of her language will serve saga enthusiasts well, and she provides readers a massive panorama of plantation life — plus all you could ever want to know and more about growing sugar cane.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review (On Conquistadora)

We thank the following additional institutions for helping publicize this event: the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY; Columbia University; the Consulate General of Argentina in New York; the Hispanic New York Project; Hunter College, CUNY; InterAmericas®; The International Literary Quarterly; McNally Jackson Books; New York University; The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church; The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center; University of Houston; and Words Without Borders.

This event will be held in English.

Event Information: Jose Negroni | jnegroni@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8353
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

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