POSTPONED! Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Present: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz’s First Twitter Party

Update: in light of the Boston Marathon explosions, Latinas for Latino Literature and Junot Díaz have postponed tonight’s Twitter Party, until further notice. In the meantime, the victims, survivors, and their loved ones remain in our hearts and prayers.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR, MACARTHUR “GENIUS,” AND ACTIVIST JUNOT DIAZ’S FIRST TWITTER PARTY HOSTED BY LATINAS FOR LATINO LITERATURE

In his first ever Twitter party, Junot Díaz will tweet replies to questions on being an award-winning writer and his advocacy.
Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Presents: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz's First Twitter Party

L4LL Junot Díaz Twitter Party Courtesy: Monica Olivera (@LatinMami) for Latinas for Latino Literature

WHAT: This is the first time Junot Díaz (@RealJunotDiaz), the critically-acclaimed and award-winning author and activist, engages with readers and fans in a Twitter party, an online social gathering event, to answer questions about his writing, his advocacy work, and the importance of nurturing U.S. Latino literature and literacy. The event will be moderated by Latinas for Latino Literature (@Latinas4LatLit)’s co-founders Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D (@VivianaHurtado), Monica Olivera (@LatinMami), Lisa Quinones-Fontanez (@LaliQuin), and Carla Molina Martin (@CarlaMCreative).

WHO: Junot Díaz has achieved worldwide recognition and received several prestigious awards including the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. He is the first Latino author to sit on the 20-member Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Díaz’s first Twitter party is being hosted by Latinas for Latino Literature (@Latinas4LatLit).

WHEN/WHERE: The Twitter party with Junot Díaz will take place on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET. For the Twitter party link and more information please visit the Latinas for Latino Literature website,  Facebook page, and Twitter for event updates.

HOW: Participants may ask their questions in English and Spanish by posting them on @Latinas4LatLit’s Facebook page before the Junot Díaz Twitter party on Monday April 15. Follow the conversation using the #L4LL hashtag.

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About Latinas for Latino Literature

Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Presents: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz's First Twitter Party

Courtesy: Monica Olivera (@LatinMami) for Latinas for Latino Literature

Latinas for Latino Literature (@Latinas4LatLit) is a not-for-profit network created by four Latina bloggers–Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D (@VivianaHurtado), Monica Olivera (@LatinMami), Lisa Quinones-Fontanez (@LaliQuin), and Carla Molina Martin (@CarlaMCreative). @Latinas4LatLit’s vision is to see more widespread access to Latino literature and an increase in the publishing of Hispanic authors and illustrators. To achieve this, @Latinas4LatLit is engaging in conversations with the Latino community and developing creative marketing solutions for publishers to access the Hispanic market. For more information, please visit www.latinas4latinolit.org.

Comments

    • says

      Gracias, Carmen! Keep a look out here and on L4LL’s website. We have many more events promoting Latino authors, books, and literacy coming down the pike.

  1. Marcia says

    Hi. I dont have a Twitter account and do not want to create one either. Can u screenshot the conversation to your blog?

    • says

      It will be virtually impossible for us to screenshot the entire Twitter party. However, please check here and on latinasforlatinolit.org plus our Facebook page since we will post highlights. Perhaps the Junot Díaz Twitter party will be reason enough to join Twitter and to participate in future events.

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