Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Past Events

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, BAMPFA, Barbro Osher Theater, Berkeley, CA

For decades Cuba has been an American obsession, a political flashpoint, and a forbidden paradise of run-down charm, aromatic rum, cigars, and long hot nights filled with music. After Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959, the U.S. and Cuba became estranged. Tens of thousands fled, and Americans were shut out. The Cuban economy crumbled. Then came […]

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, […]

Preston L. Allen, Eric Charles May, Achy Obejas – Story Week Festival of Writers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Literary Rock & Roll Readings/Signings featuring Preston L. Allen (Every Boy Should Have A Man); Eric Charles May (Bedrock Faith); Christine Sneed (Little Known Facts). Band: Street Sounds, honoring the work of poet/bandleader David Hernandez (1946-2013) with readings by Achy Obejas, Eduardo Arocho, Marta Collazo, and Carlos Cumpian. This all-ages event will be held at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark.

Cristina García, Achy Obejas – Story Week Festival of Writers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Panel: Translation Matters. Featuring Cristina García, Achy Obejas, Kolin Jordan, and Valeria Luiselli. Hosted by Susan Harris. This is a Guild Complex Event, and will be held at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1400 N. Sacramento (North of Division).