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Sunday, October 9 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
OTRS - Latina Fiction: Politics, Social Justice, and Sexuality

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Off the Richter Scale Series:

These Bay Area Latina novelists from Argentina, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay engage complex political and sexual landscapes across centuries. With Yalitza Ferreras, Aya de Leon, Maria Poblet, and Carolina de Robertis. FREE

Complimentary coffee provided by Nomadic Ground.

Moderators/Hosts
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María Poblet

María Poblet (@mariadelpueblo) is Executive Director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause (www.cjjc.org). She is Chicana and Argentine, with extensive Latino community organizing experience. She led the strategic mergers that built Causa Justa, aggregating the power of 3 different neighborhood-based Latino & African American organizing groups to create a single, regional, multi-racial powerhouse for racial & economic justice. | She... Read More →

Participants
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Yalitza Ferreras

Yalitza Ferreras was recently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Her writing is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2016 and appears in Colorado Review, and the anthologies: Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where she won the... Read More →
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Aya de Leon

Aya de León directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishied her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016, followed by the 2nd book in the series, THE BOSS in June 2017. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian and the East Bay Express. A graduate of... Read More →
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Carolina de Robertis

Carolina De Robertis is the internationally bestselling author of the the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and The Invisible Mountain. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. She is the recipient of a Stonewall Book Award, the Italian Rhegium Julii Prize, and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. She is also an award-winning translator of Latin American literature, a... Read More →


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