Latina Authors Panel Discussion: May 11, 2010 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Phillips Hall
|SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA (http://www.sarahrafaelgarcia.com)|
started writing short stories and poetry after her father’s passing in 1988. She resided in Beijing, China in 2004 for a year and a half, teaching English to students of all ages and writing full-time. Since the publication of Las Niñas, A Collection of Childhood Memories in 2008, she has continued to share her writings and community outreach by founding Barrio Writers, a reading and writing program aimed to empower teenagers through creative writing, higher education and the cultural arts. Most recently, Sarah Rafael spent three months backpacking through Australia, exploring a new country while working on her second book. Her writings, workshops and lifestyle promote community empowerment, cultural awareness and global sharing. Please see the following links for a few chapters from her work, Las Niñas. Access to these chapters is temporary by permission from the author. Chapter 4 Nuestra Mami, Chapter 5 Patas de Rana, Chapter 12, Plums, Plums and more Plums, Chapter 16 Noe, My First Love.
||SANDRA LOPEZ (http://www.sandra-lopez.info)|
was born and raised in a poor barrio of Hawaiian Gardens, California. With ambition, never-ending hope, and the strong guidance and support from her family, Sandra is the first in her familty to graduate from high school and college. Her first novel Esperanza: A Latina Story was published in March 2008 while she was still in college. Now, this young writer is a graduate of Cal State University, Fullerton. She earned a BFA in Animation and Illustration, and is anticipating a promising career as a writer and artist. Beyond the Gardens is the follow up sequel to Esperanza. Please see the following links for a few chapters from her first novel, Esperanza. Access to these chapters is temporary by permission from the author. Chapter 41, Chapter 43, and Chapter 46.