Join in for an evening with Guatemalan-American author, Jennifer De Leon, Tuesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room or virtually. The event is open to the public. Come learn about her journey as a woman of color navigating through the world of literature as an author, editor, speaker and creative writing professor. Pre-Registration required. Interested guests can RSVP by completing this form. This event is brought to you by Organización Latino Americana (OLA), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Student Engagement Center (SEC), and the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Phoenix Bookstore is currently selling copies of her books and they are also available through the Cofrin Library.
Short bio of Jennifer: Jennifer De Leon is author of the YA novel Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Simon & Schuster) which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection, and the essay collection White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing (UMass Press), which is a recipient of the Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press), an anthology that won an International Latino Book Award. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and faculty member in the MFA in Program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals including Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and more. Jenn makes her home outside the Boston area with her husband and two sons. Her next YA novel, Borderless, is forthcoming in August, 2022. Also on the way are two children’s picture books—So Many Gifts, and a biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú. Connect with her @jdeleonwriter on Instagram and Twitter or at her website: www.jenniferdeleonauthor.com For more information or if you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, please contact the Student Engagement Center at 920-465-2720.