Sunday, October 12, 3:00 p.m.
Wellesley Professor, author and poet Marjorie Agosín fled to the U.S. from Chile to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover of their country. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín’s writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures. In I Lived on Butterfly Hill, Agosin's first book written for older youth (Grades 5-8), she tells the story of Celeste Marcoini, who wants to be a writer when she grows up. But when life starts to change--neighbors and classmates begin to disappear, military ships crowd the harbor-- her parents go into hiding and send her to live in America. Booklist and School Library Journal give the book starred reviews, saying. “…she writes with beauty and grace, telling a compelling tale that both enchants and haunts.”
Agosin has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, and her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been the focus of feature articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Ms. Magazine. She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry. In Appleton Auditorium with reception following. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Saturday, October 11, 3:00 p.m.
Faith Hunter, an urban fantasy writer, will be talking about her newest book in the Skinwalker series - Broken Soul. The series features Jane Yellowrock, a vampire killer for hire. When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. But he doesn't mention how this new job will change Jane's life or the danger it will bring her and her team.
Faith Hunter’s other popular series is the Rogue Mage Novels featuring Thorn St. Croix, who struggles in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality fantasy world. Faith also writes under the pen name Gwen Hunter, creating action adventure novels, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has more than 30 books in print in 29 countries. Faith participates in an online writing community geared to helping fantasy writers with tips and publishing advice called www.MagicalWords.net
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is part of their ongoing Café au Libris series. Copies of Broken Soul will be available for purchase and autographing. Appleton Auditorium. Reception following.