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Knitting The Fog: Skylight Books

  • Skylight Books 1814 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90027 United States (map)

Claudia D. Hernández is currently based in Los Angeles—the same city she and her family migrated to when she was a child. Hernández is a poet, editor, translator, and bilingual educator, and writes in English and Spanish, and sometimes weaves in Poqomchi’, an indigenous language of her Mayan heritage. 

Josie Méndez-Negrete, Professor of Sociology teaches Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was Lead Editor of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social from 2009 to 2014. Her first book, Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed, was published by Duke University Press as a revised edition in 2006 and 2010. Her current book A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia published New Mexico University Press July 15, 2015. She continues to workshop a two-scene play based on A Life on Hold, as well as Cancionera Naci: Toña La Negra—a multimedia one-woman show that engages a discussion on the third root or African presence in Mexico. With various articles and chapter on books, her most recent project is a social history of activist leaders in San José, California, it is entitled Chicana/o Activist Leaders in San José, California--1930s to 1994: En sus propias voces. With her impending retirement, as an Emerita Professor, Méndez-Negrete expects to fully engage in the production of new books through  Conocimientos Press, her independent venue for publication. 

Earlier Event: June 12
Ain't I A Diva: Bluestockings