Latinx/a/o Heritage Month Kick Off and reading with “Dominicana” author Angie Cruz

The Department of Student Life and Leadership Development at The City college of New York kicks off Latinx/a/o Heritage Month with a celebration incorporating dance, an open mic, performances, food and more. All events are free.

The kick off takes place on Tues., September 17 in the NAC Ballroom from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

Washington Heights native and author Angie Cruz is also coming to CCNY to read and discuss her third novel, “DOMINICANA,” which will be given away at the event.

Cruz is the author of the novels “Soledad” and “Let It Rain Coffee,” a finalist in 2007 for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has published work in “The New York Times,” “VQR,” “Gulf Coast Literary Journal” and other publications. 

She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony and is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), a literary and arts journal. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

The event takes place on Tues., September 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall, Room 250. To register, click here.

The reading is made possible by the MFA Program in Creative WritingDominican Studies InstituteBlack Studies Program, Word Up Community Bookshop, Flatiron Books, Office of Student Engagement,Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures, Uptown Reads and the Division of Student Affairs

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