Author Cristina García Visits WVC

Thursday 18 October 2012
WVC Campus Center 6:00 PM
Guest appearance by internationally acclaimed
Cuban American novelist, journalist and entrepreneur 
 
Cristina García is the author of six novels (Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero SistersMonkey HuntingA Handbook to LuckThe Lady Matador’s Hotel, and coming in May 2013, King of Cuba, a darkly comic novel featuring a fictional Fidel Castro, an octogenarian Miami exile and a rabble of Cuban voices), two works for young readers (The Dog Who Loved the Moon and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox), a novel for young adults (Dreams of Significant Girls), and a collection of poetry (The Lesser Tragedy of Death). She has edited two anthologies (Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature).
Cristina García will speak about the New Latina/o century, the relationship between exile and the literary imagination, and her experiences emerging as a global entrepreneur.
We invite you to participate in a “community read” by including Dreaming in Cuban in your list of readings.
This event is free and open to everyone. Free parking is available in lots #4 and #5.
This event is organized by the WVC Global Citizenship Committee and is funded by the SB70 Global Entrepreneurship grant.
 
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This event was attended by almost 300 students, faculty and members of the community. Among many other activities, Cristina García graciously sat with faculty and students for an interview about writing, publishing and being Cuban American. Here is that interview.
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