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The Seamstress - Free Screening and Book Signing

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Fisk Hall, 217, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Spanish and Portuguese   847.491.8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic


Program Detail
Book Sale and Signing with the author of “The Seamstress“, Frances de Pontes Peebles and film screening.


Original title: Entre Irmãs
Director: Breno Silveira | 2h 40min | Drama, Western | 2017 – Brazil
Film with English Subtitles


In the 1930’s, two sisters separated by fate must face prejudice and sexism, one by the high society in a big city, and the other by a group of renegades in the countryside. Despite the distance, they know that they can only count on each other, and both of them learn how to assert themselves in their own and surprising way.


Book Author Bio
Frances de Pontes Peebles is the author of the novels The Air You Breathe and The Seamstress. Her work has won the Elle Grand Prix for fiction, the Friends of American Writers Award, the James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Fellowship, and O. Henry Prize Stories. Born in Pernambuco, Brazil, she is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a board member of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

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