National Medal of Arts Winner Julia Alvarez in Conversation About Afterlife (In Partnership with Portland Book Festival)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Friday, November 6, 2020

In Afterlife, National Medal of Arts winner Julia Alvarez’s first adult novel in nearly fifteen years, character Antonia Vega’s life just got a lot more complicated. She expected her retirement from teaching college-level English to bring peace, quiet, and plenty of time to read. Instead, her husband has unexpectedly passed away, her sister has vanished, and a pregnant teenager has appeared at her door. Join us for a conversation with Julia about Afterlife, a book which is in part about managing when just about everything goes wrong.

In partnership with Portland Book Festival

  • Moderator: Liliana Valenzuela
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
  • Q&A: There will not be a Q&A for this session,.
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Julia Alvarez, Afterlife


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