Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Kresge Hall, 1-515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Puerto Rican writer Luis Negrón’s debut short story collection, Mundo Cruel, was published in 2010 and has seen five printings in Spanish. The stories in the book focus on gay life in Santurce, a barrio in San Juan. An English translation by PEN Award winner Suzanne Jill Levine was published by Seven Stories Press in 2013 and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction in 2014. Negrón is the coeditor, with David Caleb Acevedo and Moisés Agosto, of Los otros cuerpos, an anthology of writing by LGBT Puerto Ricans, and the co-founder of Producciones Mano Santa, an organization that champions art and culture.