Join us April 22 for our lively program on Latin American and Latino Women Writers and Literature in Translation!

Latin American and Latino Women Writers and Literature in Translation

Monday, April 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
at the office of Consolidated Planning
We’ll meet in one of the conference rooms
— follow our signs when you arrive
.

4201 Congress Street, Suite 295,
Charlotte, NC 28209


Please note: The office building where we are meeting LOCKS its outside doors and elevators at 7 PM, so please be sure to arrive on time for our meeting!  If you find yourself locked out, please call Susan Walker at 612-382-5868 (cell), and someone will come to let you in. Thanks!

Latin American and Latina women writers — Julia Alvarez, Esmerelda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, and many, many more — offer us a wide range of wonderful fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Spanish and in English translation. Join us for an exciting discussion of these writers with Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College. A list of recommended books will be provided at the meeting, too.

Professor Magdalena Maiz-Peña specializes in twentieth-century Latin American Women Writers, Life-Writing and the Politics of representation, and Contemporary Latin American literary and cultural narratives. Her teaching interests include Basic and Intermediate language courses, Introduction to Hispanic literatures and cultures, Contemporary Latin American literatures, and The Latin American City and its historical and cultural representation.   She is the author of Identidad, nación y gesto autobiográfico, and co-editor of Modalidades de representación del sujeto auto/biográfico femenino. Her recent publications have appeared in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. Maiz-Peña is presently working on a book project on Urban Spaces, Gender, and Cultural Production in Mexico 1920-1950.

 

At Davidson College she has been awarded The Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award (1995), the ODK Outstanding Teaching Award (1997), and the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award (2006). She was recently recognized for her work on the Latino Community with the Latin American Coalition Award (2007).

Don’t miss this entertaining evening with Magdalena!  You’ll learn at lot, laugh a lot, and come away with a list of books you can’t wait to read!!

 

GREAT SUMMER READS!!

Monday, May 14, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. 
Join us at Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte 28209…….

GREAT SUMMER READS is our annual favorite get-together, featuring book recommendations for summer reading from Sally Brewster, owner of Park Road Books. Sally will provide a list of books for us, and titles which are already published will be available for purchase, of course!

Refreshments will be served – please bring a contribution, if you wish.  Thanks!

Meet & Greet Award-Winning North Carolina Author Joyce Hostetter

— What:  An informal gathering to meet and talk with Joyce.  Joyce’s books will be available for purchase and autographs; checks or cash please.  Refreshments Provided.  

— When:  April 19 from 4-5 PM, 6:30-8 PM

— Who: Teachers, Students, Media Specialists, Writers  and Readers

— Where: Carol Baldwin’s home.  Email Carol at cbaldwin6@carolina.rr.com for information and directions.

Joyce ’s multi-award winning novel, BLUE retells the story of North Carolina’s 1944 polio epidemic. The sequel, COMFORT explores the after-effects of polio and war. HEALING WATER is the story of a 13 year-old boy banished to Hawaii’s leprosy settlement in 1869.  Visit Joyce on the web at www.joycemoyerhostetter.com or www.joycemoyerhostetter.blogspot.com.

Joyce has worked with children in a variety of settings – public school, camp, church, and homeschool groups. She lives with her husband in Hickory where they enjoy their 2 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Click here to view book trailers for BLUE [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxF3U7NKTIs&feature=youtu.be] and COMFORT  [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB-yFFS5QyU&feature=youtu.be ]  that her daughter Wendy Hostetter Davis created.  

For more information, please contact Carol Baldwin, http://www.carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com