Leading and award-winning contemporary Latin American writers gather to discuss their perspectives on the importance of own voices narratives in providing representation for readers. This program offers Latino/a/x and non-Latin Marylanders with an opportunity to learn about the diversity of the Latin American community, as represented in literature and poetry. The panel is presented by the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL), and Charles County Public Library (CCPL). This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Maryland State Library.
Featured panelists are:
Julia Alvarez, National Medal of Arts Winner (“Afterlife,” 2020)
Angie Cruz, Inaugural Good Morning America Book Club Author (“Dominicana,” 2018)
Reyna Grande, American Book Award Winner (“A Dream Called Home,” 2019)
Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate (2015-2017) (“Jabberwalking,” 2018)
Lupita Aquino, Moderator, @Lupita.Reads Bookstagram
Register here: ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4837349
Registration is required for this event, which will be broadcast on the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s YouTube and Facebook. Visit MDLibraries0401.eventbrite.com for more information. The event will be presented in English. ASL interpretation and captions will be provided. Viewers can obtain copies of the panelists’ books through Loyalty Bookstores or Curious Iguana. Free and open to the public.