Latina Writers’ Panel at Wake Forest

Latina writers Cristina GarcÌa and Rosario FerrÈ will be the featured panelists for events at Wake Forest University and the Forsyth County Main Library on March 1.

GarcÌa and FerrÈ will discuss and read from their work during the program titled, “Who is the Writer, How Does She Write and What Does She Write?” The free and public event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102.

At 7:30 p.m., the writers will participate in the program, “Narratives of Bicultural Identity,” at the downtown Winston-Salem library. The program will feature the writers reading from their work that deals with having a bicultural identity.

FerrÈ is considered one of Puerto Rico’s leading novelists. Her first novel in English, “The House on the Lagoon,” won critical praise and was a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award. Her most recent novel, “Eccentric Neighborhoods,” was published in 1998. FerrÈ began her career by editing and publishing a literary magazine after earning a doctorate in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Maryland. She published her first book, “The Smallest Doll,” a collection of short stories, in 1976.

GarcÌa was born in Havana, but was raised in New York City. Her 1992 book, “Dreaming in Cuban,” was nominated for the National Book Award and chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one the Best Books of the Year. Her latest book, “The Aguero Sisters,” was published in 1998. GarcÌa graduated from Barnard College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She was also a fellow at Princeton University and worked as a researcher and reporter for Time Magazine.

The event at Wake Forest is sponsored by the Year of Globalization and Diversity, the English and Romance languages departments, the Multicultural Affairs office, the American ethnic studies program and the N.C. Humanities Council.

The Year of Globalization and Diversity is Wake Forest’s yearlong look at the world’s development into a more global community. For more information, call 336-758-5788.

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