Across Latinx diasporas, as with other diasporas, the family unit is of paramount cultural importance. But what happens when that unit is compromised by circumstance? In this panel, debut novelist and Rona Jaffe fellowship winner Alma García speaks about All that Rises, the story of two neighboring families coming together and falling apart amongst a struggle for belonging, border politics, and secrets. Peabody Award winner Esmerelda Santiago discusses Las Madres, a commanding tale of family, disaster, and faith ricocheting between the lives of a tight-knit group of women split between Puerto Rico and the Bronx. Join these fantastic authors in a conversation about redefining family and contemporary Latinx literature.
Moderator: Joy Diaz
Book Signing: 12:15 PM at Main Signing TentAlma García, Esmeralda Santiago, All That Rises, LAS MADRESAlma García, Esmeralda Santiago, All That Rises, LAS MADRES