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Meet the Author on Zoom – BORICUA EN LA LUNA

June 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

BORICUA EN LA LUNA edited by Elena M. Aponte

BORICUA EN LA LUNA: AN ANTHOLOGY, edited by Elena M. Aponte, is a collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art by Puerto Rican authors on history, family, and the effects of Hurricane Maria. Proceeds from the sales of books benefit hurricane and earthquake relief on the island.

Elena M. Aponte, the editor will be joining us.  Elena holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Literary and Textual Studies. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of publications and anthologies.  Currently, she is a writing and women’s studies instructor at Bowling Green State University.

In attendance will be Teresa Méndez-Quigley.  Teresa, whose poetry is included in the anthology,  was selected as Montgomery County Poet Laureate in 2004. She is included in What I Expected anthology and Grit Gravity & Grace as well as in Best of Philadelphia Stories, Philadelphia Poets, California Quarterly, among others.    Also participating is Ann Dávila Cardinal, a novelist, and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) where she earned her MFA in Writing. She helped create a VCFA’s winter Writing residency in Puerto Rico and has written two novels that take place on the island, Five Midnights and Category Five.

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June 27
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Taller Puertorriqueño
2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
(215) 426-3311

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