SAN FRANCISCO: Tuesday, 11/11 – Meet, Greet, and Hear Cuban author NANCY ALONSO

Nov 10, 2014 by

Tuesday, 11/11 – Meet, Greet, and Hear Cuban author NANCY ALONSO!!!

PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED FRIENDS AND CONTACTS IN THE SF BAY AREA.

Dear Friends,

On Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm, the noted Cuban short story writer NANCY ALONSO, along with translator/professor Anne Fountain, will be reading at Modern Times Bookstore, in San Francisco’s Mission District.

This bilingual event is FREE and open to the public. Modern Times Bookstore is located at 2919 24th Street. For more information please call (415) 282-9246.

Nancy Alonso graduated from the University of Havana with a advanced degree in Biology and worked for more than 20 years as a professor and researcher at the Institute of Medical Science in Havana.

From 1989 to 1991, as a Cuban internationalist volunteer, she taught Physiology at the Jimma Institute of Medical Sciences in Ethiopia.

With the advent of Cuba’s “Special Period” in the early 1990s, Alonso turned to fiction. Since then, her presence in Cuba’s literary/cultural scene has been enormously successful. She has published 3 books in Cuba and in 2002, was awarded the prestigious Prize for Women’s Narrative.

Many of her strories have entered the newly created space in Cuban narrative that allows for direct reference to homosexual love.

She is currently at work in Cuba on a 4th book. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies. As well, two volumes of her stories have been published in the US ie. CLOSED FOR REPAIRS (Curbstone Press/Northwestern University Press, 2007) and DISCONNECT / DESENCUENTRO (Cubanabooks, 2012) – both of which are available and on sale at Modern Times.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MOST INTERESTING ENCOUNTER WITH THIS GREAT CONTEMPORARY CUBAN WRITER!

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