Whittier College News Release
Contact: Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974
Reference: 03/04: 33
Date: Nov. 25, 2003
WHAT: Author Cristina Garcia to speak and read from her works.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003
WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif.
ADD: Cuban by birth, Cristina Garcia was raised in New York. In her books Monkey Hunting, The Aguero Sisters and the National Book Award-nominated Dreaming in Cuban, the author explores such questions as what it means to have Hispanic roots and achieve comfort, familiarity and relative success within mainstream American culture. What are the benefits of this duality? The drawbacks and penalties? In her talk, Garcia illuminates the complexities of multiple cultural identities and details her views on exile and the immigrant experience. Prior to becoming a novelist, she worked as a political journalist, serving as Time magazine’s bureau chief for Florida and the Caribbean. She was a fellow at Princeton University, Guggenheim Fellow and has received the Whiting Writers Award.
INFORMATION: Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.
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