Writers Series: Angie Cruz | St. Lawrence University

Writers Series: Angie Cruz

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

St. Lawrence University's Writers Series invites you to a virtual Zoom reading with guest author Angie Cruz. Registration for this event is required.

Cruz is the author of the novel Dominicana, the inaugural selection of Good Morning America’s Cover to Cover book club, as well as the inaugural selection for Uptown Reads, a program by Word Up Community Bookshop in partnership with organizations across Uptown NYC. Her other novels are Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, which was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has published short fiction and essays in many magazines and journals, including VQR, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, The New York Times, and Small Axe.

Cruz has received numerous grants for her teaching and writing, including the Pittsburgh Region Artists Program Fellowship, the Creative Development Grant, the CUNY Dominican Studies Archives and Library Research Award, the Barbara Deming Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Van Lier Literary Fellowship, and the NALAC Fund for the Arts Fellowship. Mary Gaitskill writes, “Dominicana is beautiful, engaging, and cuts right to the heart of what it is to be a dutiful young female from a poor country who is bright in every sense of the word, full of love and hope.” Julia Alvarez writes: “This story feels so right for this moment. Cruz captures the texture and tenor of being an immigrant woman, caught between worlds and loyalties.”

The Writer Series is sponsored by St. Lawrence University’s Department of English. For more information, please contact the English department at 315-229-5125.