Cristina Garcia, author of six novels, was the keynote speaker at the the fourth annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference, which took place Saturday, October 3 at the New School. The full-day event was flooded with creative workshops, networking opportunities and a plethora of writers, agents and editors.*****
"Made by Raffi" and "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" are distinctly different. Yes, the two superb works tackle issues of identity, bullying, diversity and acceptance. But one tackles ethnic/racial identity in the midst of experiencing peer intimidation during the years of adolescence, while the other tackles gender norms and walking to the beat of one's own drum during childhood.*****
At the Third Annual Comadres & Compadres Writing Conference, novelist and memoirist Esmeralda Santiago stood and spoke to eager writers, regaling listeners with stories about her life and her induction into writing.
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