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 LITERATUREIn his first ever Twitter party, Junot Díaz will tweet replies to questions on being an award-winning writer and his advocacy.
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.