10.19.2004

LITERARY LUNCH

100 Hispanic business women got together last week to support un-published and published Latina writers.


"There are a lot of Latinos who want to write a book, and they don't even know where to start," said Sobeida Cruz, the 100 Hispanic Women group's local president and the organizer of yesterday's event at Manhattanville College. "I'm hoping if they hear Latina writers here, they will say, 'Hey, we can also do that.'

Michelle Herrera Mulligan, said, "It's not just getting published, it's getting supported."

Mulligan urged Latina readers to search out Latino-themed books, like "Border-Line Personalities," a collection of memoirs by young bicultural Latinas she edited with Robyn Moreno.

"If we don't tell our own stories," said Quintero, "someone else will, and they will misrepresent us."


respect!

Jen
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