REYNA GRANDE IN DENVER
October 10, 2006 7:30 PM The Tattered Cover, Colfax Avenue
Reyna Grande will read from and sign Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria), described as "a stunning and poignant story of migration, loss, and discovery as two women - one born in Mexico, one in the United States - find their lives joined in the most unlikely way. The phenomenon of Mexican immigration to the United States is one of the most controversial issues of our time. While it is often discussed in terms of the political and economic implications, Grande, with this brilliant debut novel and her own profound insider's perspective, puts a human face on the subject."
Request a signed copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Bloga's Denver contingent is eagerly anticipating this visit from Ms. Grande. We hope to be at her reading and may even report on the event. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the Tattered Cover has lined up an impressive and stellar list of authors, politicians, and celebrities for events during October, at all three stores. Check the store's website for complete details.
Visit Reyna Grande's website.
HELENA MARÍA VIRAMONTES
Congratulations to Helena María Viramontes who, as reported previously by Daniel Olivas here on La Bloga, receives the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature at the Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival on September 30.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The first, maybe annual, La Bloga Día de los Muertos Amoxcalli-Descansos Contest. Here's your chance to get exposure for your great piece relating to el Día de los Muertos. Through Oct. 24th we will accept prose, poetry, essay, in English or Spanish or Spanglish--just about anything concerning this indigenous/modern tradition. Fantasy, children's stories, young adult, horror, serious, or not so--anything you want to share on La Bloga. Shorter pieces are preferred (less than 500 words), since we are the editorial staff and will base decisions on quality and how little work is required of us. We will feature one prize winner each day of the week of Day of the Dead. For more details, scroll down to the September 28 issue of La Bloga.