Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin Science Fiction and Fantasy @ WORD Brooklyn, Brooklyn [19 September]

Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin Science Fiction and Fantasy

19:00 - 20:00

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WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222
The new Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy is the first anthology of fantastic fiction written by Latino/as living in the United States. Fifty years ago the Latin American boom introduced magical realism to the world; Latin@ Rising has risen from the explosion that gave us García Márquez, Jorge Amado, Carlos Fuentes, and others. The 23 authors and artists included in this anthology come from all over the U.S. and from eight different national traditions. They include well-known creators like Kathleen Alcalá, Ana Castillo, Junot Díaz, Giannina Braschi and others; they also include new voices, well worth hearing.

Matthew David Goodwin (editor) is an assistant professor in English at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, focusing on the topic of migration in Latino/a literature, particularly science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture.

Marcos Santiago Gonsalez is a PhD candidate in English and Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His essays can be found in New Inquiry, Blue Mesa Review, and Raspa, and his short fiction can be found in Latin@ Rising and Duende Literary.

Carlos Hernandez is the author of The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016) and over 30 works of SFF, including poetry and drama. By day, he is a CUNY associate professor of English and has worked in game writing and game design.

Carl Marcum is the author of Cue Lazarus (2001) and the forthcoming A Camera Obscura. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He has been a Canto Mundo Fellow and a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Ragdale Foundation.

Richie Narvaez is the award-winning author of Roachkiller and Other Stories. His fiction has appeared in Grand Central Noir, Plots with Guns, Sunshine Noir, and Spinetingler.

Sabrina Vourvoulias is the author of Ink (Crossed Genres, 2012), a novel that draws on her memories of Guatemala's armed internal conflict and of the Latinx experience in the United States. It was named to Latinidad's Best Books of 2012.

Pedro Zagitt is an artist based in Philadelphia who uses various platforms, especially photography. He became interested in science fiction thanks to the work of writer Alberto Chimal. He produces the vlog «Hijoles Mom!”
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