Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.
Otis Library will be hosting a Latino Authors Book Discussion Series in July and August. Books to be discussed are Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Thursday, July 13; How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez on Thursday, July 27; Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life by Luis Alberto Urrea on Thursday, August 10; and My Beloved World by Sonja Sotomayor on Thursday, August 24. All discussions will take place at 12pm in the Meeting Room. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book being discussed. There are a limited number of audio books available. Please call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128 to register for this free program.
The Latino Authors Book Discussion Series will be facilitated by Aida Heredia, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. Professor Heredia has published two books, De la recta a las cajas chinas: la poesía de José Kozer and La representación del haitiano en las letras dominicanas. She has also published articles on national identity, memory and religion as counter-colonial practice in scholarly journals. Her research interests include cultural representation and the African diaspora in the Americas. Professor Heredia has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright-Hays Program.