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Helena María Viramontes in Conversation with Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

29 March 2017

A Conversation with Helena María Viramontes
Wednesday, 19 March 2017
Brooklyn College Student Center
Jefferson Williams Lounge, 4th Floor
Campus Road and East 27th Street

Helena María Viramontes is the author of the novel Their Dogs Come with Them, and two previous works of fiction, The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus, a novel. Named a Ford Fellow in Literature for 2007 by United States Artists, she has also received the John Dos Passos Prize fro Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and a Spirit Award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Viramontes is Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where is at work on a new novel. 

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario is managing editor of Small Axe and associate professor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College-CUNY and the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at The Graduate Center-CUNY.  She is the author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (University of Illinois Press 2014) and editor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (Palgrave 2010).  Her writing has appeared in Latino Studies Journal, CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican StudiesTranslation Review, and Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. She has received awards from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. 

This event is part of a series Latina Life Stories, curated by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario and hosted by The Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.