The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


Exile and the Literary Imagination with Cristina García

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Craft Talk, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Human Rights, Mixed Genre
Tags: Exile, Immigration

About the Session

This talk is about the dislocations of exile(s) and immigration, the fresh eyes on culture it produces, and how it informs and, ultimately, changes both exiles and culture.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Cristina García

Cristina García is the author of seven novels: Here in Berlin; King of Cuba; The Lady Matador’s Hotel; A Handbook to Luck; Monkey Hunting; The Agüero Sisters, winner of the Janet Heidiger Kafka Prize; and Dreaming in Cuban, finalist for the National Book Award. García has edited two anthologies, Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature and Cubaní simo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature. She is also the author of three works for young readers, Dreams of Significant Girls; The Dog Who Loved the Moon; and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox. A collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death, was published in 2010.