This Saturday, October 5: Two Panels, Two Festivals, One Borough

CulturestrikeThis Saturday, October 5, I’ll be heading straight from an early morning sparring session—I’m gearing up for this year’s Haymakers for Hope charity fight—to my first of two panels in Brooklyn.

The first is the COMADRES & COMPADRES Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. I’ll be sitting on a nonfiction panel at 2:00PM sharp with the writer and fellow New York native—we’re a dying breed—Carlos Andrés Gómez  discussing our motivations for writing books based on real life and what it takes to make those writings compelling enough to print. For more information, directions, and to check out the other panels and fabulous participating authors, check out the program HERE.

After the panel, I’m heading over to PAGE TURNER, the Asian-Americans Writers’ Workshop food and book festival. I’ll be sitting on the Culturestrike: Hidden Immigration Stories  panel with authors Gaiutra Bahadur, Vivek Bald and scholar-producer-journo-homegirl Carolina Gonzalez. The panel starts at 6PM at the Roulette Ballroom. I’m trying my best to get there at least an hour earlier to sample all the food! 

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