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Tertulias: Afro-Caribenas

Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Student Union PRLACC - 438

Hear the voice of the Caribbean through the powerful poetry of these three amzing poets!  

Featuring Marianela Medrano:  Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she has lived in Connecticut since 1990.  Marianela is a poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychoogy.  

Glasima Perez Silva:  Glasima migrated to Connecticut in 1988.  She is trained as a special education teacher and has been shaping minds for the past 34 years.  She is a passionate writer that explores her cultural identity as a black Puerto Rican woman and embraces an erotic feminist perspective through her words.

Aurora is a Dominican poet and fiction writer.  She has two books of poetry, and three books of short stories.  Her work has been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, German, Icelandic, Bengali, and Italian.

Admission Fee: N/A

Contact:

PRLACC PRLACC@uconn.edu 860-486-1135

PRLACC, ELIN, Spanish

Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center (primary), Africana Studies Institute, el Instituto

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