Voices of the Rainbow: Fall 2011 Reading Schedule

The following are readings scheduled for the upcoming semester.

Eduardo Chirinos
Tuesday Sept. 27 noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124

Eduardo Chirinos, a native of Peru, is the author of several volumes of poetry. He will be reading from his work and discussing it with his translator, Gary Racz, from LIU’s Foreign Languages Department. Co-sponsored with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS).

Paola Corso & Sandra Maria Esteves
Wednesday Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Paolo Corso, was born in Pittsburgh of Italian American ancestry. She is the author of the poetry collections, Death by Renaissance and A Proper Burial, the short story collection Giovanna’s 86 Circles, and the novel Catina’s Haircut.

Sandra Maria Esteves, known as the “Godmother of Nuyorican Poetry,” is a celebrated poet and visual artist who has published several collections of verse.

Heidi Durrow & Dahlma Llanos Figueroa
Thursday Oct. 13, noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124

Heidi Durrow, of African American and Danish ancestry, is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, winner of numerous awards including the Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change.

Dahlma Llanos Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. She is author of the historical novel Daughters of the Stone, a finalist for the PEN/Robert Bigham Fellowship.

Tina Chang
Monday Nov. 14 noon
Humanities Building, Room 210

[This event was originally scheduled for Monday Nov. 7, but it had to be rescheduled due to illness.]

Tina Chang, is author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses and Of Gods and Strangers. Raised in New York City, Tina is the current Brooklyn Poet Laureate.


Long Island University: Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn.

For more information contact Louis Parascandola or Maria McGarrity at 718 488-1050.

Funding provided by the Provost’s Office.

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