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Hunts Point Big Read Kick-Off

March 2, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: THE POINT

The program will include book-related activities and a book giveaway
The Kick-Off Event will feature "In the Time Of Butterflies" author Julia Alvarez via Skype. Ms. Alvarez will speak about themes from the book as well as her own experience as an author and she will receive questions from the audience. Aurora Anaya-Cerda, owner of La Casa Azul Bookstore, will deliver opening and closing remarks. Located in East Harlem, La Casa Azul is a place of knowledge, art, creativity and culture. Its mission is to provide the community with contemporary bilingual literature, featuring works by Latino authors. The event will also feature the Washington Heights-based non-profit Alianza Dominicana's El Conjunto Folklorico of Alianza. This group is comprised of fifty young people between the ages of six and twenty-three that practice and perform Dominican folk dance, Dominican carnival and other popular expressive traditions. The event will conclude with a book give away of "In the Time of Butterflies."

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