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The MFA in Writing Program presents Cristina García in conversation with Omar. F. Miranda

February 25, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm PST

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Cristina García is the author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in CubanThe Agüero SistersMonkey HuntingA Handbook to LuckThe Lady Matador’s HotelKing of Cuba, and, most recently, Here in Berlin; two Latinx anthologies: Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature; and a collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. Currently, she is playwright-in-residence at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco.

Omar F. Miranda is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in British Romantic-era literature, and his research focuses on exile and the birth of global celebrity culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As a second-generation Cuban exile from Miami, he grew up in a community that, while attempting to recreate it abroad, invariably longed for its true homeland across the Florida Straits.


February 25, 2020
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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McLaren Complex – MC252, USF
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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