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04.13.2021

Off the Page: Julia Alvarez & Vanessa Pérez-Rosario in conversation

2 April 2021
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Date: Tuesday, April 20th
Time: 7pm EST

From the Kupferberg Center for the Arts website:

OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers is a Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Curated by QC professor, author and Small Axe managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario.

This event with Julia Alvarez is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Read more about the event and register here.

About Julia Alvarez

Born in New York City in 1950, Julia Alvarez’s parents returned to their native country, Dominican Republic, shortly after her birth. Ten years later, the family was forced to flee to the United States because of her father’s involvement in a plot to overthrow the dictator, Trujillo.

Alvarez has written novels (How the García Girls Lost Their AccentsIn the Time of the Butterflies¡Yo!In the Name of SaloméSaving the World, Afterlife), collections of poems (HomecomingThe Other Side/ El Otro LadoThe Woman I Kept to Myself), nonfiction (Something to DeclareOnce Upon A Quinceañera, and A Wedding in Haiti), and numerous books for young readers (including the Tía Lola Stories series, Before We Were Free, finding miraclesReturn to Sender and Where Do They Go?).

Alvarez’s awards include the Pura Belpré and Américas Awards for her books for young readers, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. In 2013, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.