Monday, February 16, 2009

Celebrating Authors of Color: Seattle Rainbow Bookfest

Upcoming: The Seventh Annual Seattle Rainbow Bookfest!

WHAT: Seattle Rainbow Bookfest 2009, a festive event that celebrates authors of color

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle, WA, 98144

Indu Sundaresan, a Washington State Book Award recipient, is the featured writer of the event. She will be reading from her newly released book of stories, "In the Convent of Little Flowers." There will be writers from different ethnic backgrounds, and among them are four Latina women who will be presenting workshops, panel discussions and readings from their works: Paola Casla Taylor, interpreter, translator and writer; Diana Leal, journalist; Maria de Lourdes Victoria, writer; and María Nélida Mendoza, journalist, poet and translator.

Among the day's events:

1:30 - 3:00
Diana Leal and Nelida Mendoza will be presenting "Women at War" during the last 50 years in Latin America. They will be talking about the direct and indirect intervention of women in the armed conflict, especifically in Colombia, Dominican Republic and El Salvador and how they have been affected by the war, which has also impacted society as a whole. (1:30 -3:00 p.m.).

3:45 p.m.
Nélida Mendoza will read her poetry.

Mark your calendars! For details click here.

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