You're all invited to the book release of "Chula" by Amanda Alcántara.
Unapologetic Caribbean palabreo. Storytelling desde mi. - Amanda Alcántara
“Chula” is an imaginative bilingual collection of intimate poems, short stories, memories and vignettes about the life of a Dominicana before and after moving to the United States. Dealing with childhood curiosities, struggles faced by women, identity, pleasures, heartache, and joy, this work is an exploration of self.
Amanda Alcántara will be reading excerpts from the book followed by a Q & A with Dominican Writers' founder Angela Abreu.
This event is co-sponsored by Dominican Writers and Word Up Community Bookshop.
The book will be on sale during this evening for $14.99.
More about the author: Amanda Alcántara is a writer and journalist. "Chula" is her debut collection, which will be released in 2019. She has been published on Latino USA, Remezcla, Latino Voices and Black Voices on The Huffington Post, The Washington Post’s The Lily, BESE, and The San Francisco Chronicle. In May of 2017, Amanda obtained a Master of Arts from NYU in Latin American and Caribbean Studies where her thesis focused on the experience of women residing on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Amanda is also the Digital Media Editor at Futuro Media Group, working with NPR's Latino USA and Latino Rebels. Amanda is also a Co-Founder and previous editor of La Galería Magazine. She has been published in the anthology Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, published by Red Sugarcane Press. She has a BA from Rutgers University. A map of the world turned upside down hangs on her wall.
The book cover art and design was done by Tania Guerra. The editorial team includes Isabelia Herrera and Jacqueline Jiménez Polanco. Event cover photo by Emmanuel Abreu.
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