Aster(ix) Reading Series: Patricia Engel (Colombia) & Adriana E. Ramírez (Colombia/Mexico)Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Join us for a reading with Patricia Engel (Colombia) & Adriana E. Ramírez (Colombia/Mexico) as part of the Aster(ix) Reading Series.
Patricia Engel is the author of the acclaimed novel The Veins of the Ocean, as well as Vida and It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris. Vida, her debut, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Paterson Fiction Award, winner of the Florida Book Award, International Latino Book Award, and Independent Publisher Book Award, and long-listed for The Story Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Additionally, Vida was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Latina Magazine, and Los Angeles Weekly. Her novel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, was winner of the International Latino Book Award, an Elle Reader’s Prize winner, and a recommended read by the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and Flavorwire. Patricia’s books have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, A Public Space, Boston Review, Guernica, and Harvard Review, among other publications, and anthologies including The Best American Mystery Stories. She has received awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize, fellowships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Key West Literary Seminar, Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony, Hedgebrook, Ucross, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and a fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts. Born to Colombian parents and raised in Miami, Patricia currently lives in Miami.
Adriana E. Ramírez is a Mexican-Colombian writer, digital maker, and performance poet based in Pittsburgh. She won the inaugural PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015 for her novella-length work of nonfiction, Dead Boys(Little A, 2016), and in 2016 she was named Critic at Large for the Los Angeles Times Book Section. Her essays and poems have also appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica/PEN America, Literary Hub, Convolution,HEArt, Apogee