Join Word Up and Dominican Writers for a reading and talk by Sharon Lee De La Cruz, upon the recent release of her new book I'm a Wild Seed, a graphic memoir that shares the author’s process of undoing the effects of a patriarchal, colonial society on her self-image, her sexuality, and her concept of freedom. I'm a Wild Seed guides the reader through an understanding of queerness and what it means to one woman of color. Sharon will be in conversation with Winser Espinal, the founder of Cultura Comics.
Sharon Lee De La Cruz is an artist and activist whose work ranges from comics, graffiti, and public art murals to interactive sculptures, animation and coding. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and obtained her master’s degree from NYU. Sharon lives in New York City.
Winser Espina is a Dominican sequential art enthusiast and digital marketing specialist with a bachelor's degree in hospitality who strongly believes that sequential art is the most inclusive narrative medium. His passion for service and comic books inspired him to create ''Cultura Cómic RD'', an organization that seeks to turn Dominican comic books into a plural cultural product.
Dominican Writers Association is a platform dedicated to supporting and promoting the works by creative writers of Dominican descent (more specifically Dominican-American) in the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Our mission is to provide writers and community members with the tools and resources to continue developing their craft with the means to self-publish or traditionally publish within the U.S. publishing industry. As of 2016 we have published 4 authors, 2 anthologies, provided numerous free writing workshops, organized various book readings, discussions, book club meetings, book releases, book giveaways and so much more. We are fulfilling our mission of highlighting Dominican Writers of all creative genres so that our communities and the world know of them.