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“What Latinos Are Reading”
February 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The Latino Literary Cultures Project / Proyecto Culturas Literarias Latinas presents:
What Latinos Are Reading
Bringing together writers and editors, this symposium explores the conditions of possibility for Latino literature today, focusing on its less-explored popular edges. Panelists will explore the conditions of possibility for a US Latino literature–its varied audiences, the kinds of literacy it presupposes or fosters. How do Latino children and young adults come to see themselves as readers or as authors? What genres and language modalities are most popular, most inventive, most effective in creating a Latino reading public? And in the wake of the controversial Tucson school district book banning, what are Latinos not reading?
Symposium: 1:00-3:00 pm
Readings: 3:15-5:00 pm
Followed by book signings.
Gustavo Arellano, journalist and editor, Orange County Weekly; author of the syndicated column and book Ask a Mexican!; and Orange County: A Personal History
Malín Alegría (Ramírez), author of three Young Adult books, and UC Santa Cruz alum
Theresa Hamman, veteran in Global and Bilingual Children’s Publishing
Moderated by Juan Poblete, Literature, UCSC
The Latino Literary Cultures Project / Proyecto Culturas Literarias Latinas is a research cluster of the Institute for Humanities Research, as well as a working group of the Chicano/Latino Research Center. Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.