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Cafecito con… Puerto Rican Writers in the USA

Cafecito con… Puerto Rican Writers in the USA

Location: The Silberman School of Social Work Auditorium

Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Cost: Free

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6 PM ET

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 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.

Purchase your copy of Diasporic Journeys: Interviews with Puerto Rican Writers in the United States here!

This event will have simultaneous English to Spanish translation for virtual participants.

Event Image: Estefanía Vélez Rodriguez, Two Windows Two Mountains, 2015

This event is produced in partnership with Hunter College AFPRL Department.


(212) 772-5688

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