Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the Chicanx Literary Imagination

Sarah Rafael Garcia on Santa Ana and Gentrification

Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the Chicanx Literary Imagination

Apr 12, 2018 1:00 PM to Apr 12, 2018 3:00 PM at University Library Grand Reading Room

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Come celebrate National Library Week and the Chicanx Literary Imagination by joining us to hear Sarah Rafael García discuss Santa Ana and Gentrification. She is a writer of poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction, and is from Santa Ana, California.

Rafael García is the author of Las Niñas, A Collection of Childhood Memories (2008) and SanTana's Fairy Tales (2017). Her writing has appeared in LATINO Magazine, Contrapuntos III, and As/Us Journal, among others. As a literary activist and educator, she is the founder of Barrio Warriors (since 2009), a reading and writing program aimed to empower youth through creative writing, as well as Wild Womyn Writers (since 2010), workshops that create neutral spaces which empower womyn to explore their creative spirits. She is a member of the Macondo Writer's Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros and co-editor of the Pariahs: Writing from Outside the Margins anthology. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University (2015).

This event will be moderated by Dr. Oscar Romero, who holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, specializes in the literatures of Latin America, particularly modernismo and science fiction. He teaches in the Spanish program at CPP. 

Join the Department of English & Foreign Languages, Lingua Franca Speaker Series, César E. Chavez Center for Higher Education, University Library, Sigma Tau Delta, and Gender, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies (GEMS) for this afternoon of literature and conversation!