Latino Pride Center Presents
A book reading featuring
Two of New York City’s Most Influential Contemporary Latino writers
Charles Rice-Gonzalez & Charlie Vazquez
Join us in EL Barrio (East Harlem) and engage in the resistant narratives of being LGBT and Latino in the Barrios of New York City. Both Authors will read from their works and engage in a conversation about the experiences of “coming out” within the Latino community.
“Charlie Vázquez is a Bronx-born writer of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, and director of the Bronx Writers Center. He’s the published author of two novels, several short stories, and poetry, as well as having edited two anthologies of Latino literature: The Best of PANIC! (Fire King, 2010), which was based on his breakthrough East Village reading series (2008-2011,) and From Macho to Mariposa (Lethe, 2011) with author and cultural producer Charles Rice-González.”
Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time community and LGBT activist, co-founder and Executive Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and a Distinguished Lecturer at Hostos Community College -CUNY. His debut novel, Chulito (Magnus 2011), has received awards and recognitions from American Library Association (ALA) and the National Book Critics Circle. He co-edited From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction (Tincture 2011) with Charlie Vazquez
Books will be provided by La Casa Azul Bookstore