#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

  #6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

#5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Yolanda Pizarro was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and was raised by her grandparents. She began writing at an early age in school newsletters and newspapers and won drawing and essay competitions at the Colegio San Vicente Ferrer in Cataño. In 2004, Arroyo published her first book of short… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

Follow The next Afrolatina is an incredible writer of Haitian descent. I include her as an Afrolatina by choice! One that there is no argument on. Edwidge Danticat and I (a writer of Dominican descent) share an island. In my life work, the Afrolatinos doc, it was/is important for us to include Haiti in the… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 29

October 29th As I wake up this morning I am thinking about all that I have accomplished during the month of October. This month I have been unstoppable… but my body is feeling it… my body wants rest. I am not complaining this month has brought me many blessings. I have had so much fun…… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 29

The NEXT BIG DREAM! Keynote Address Hofstra University

Keynote Address: Hofstra University ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Alicia Anabel Santos THE NEXT BIG DREAM! GOOD MORNING I am humbled to be invited to deliver this 2014’s Keynote address in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. I would like to thank Jenn Christ, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs for inviting… Continue reading The NEXT BIG DREAM! Keynote Address Hofstra University

Canvas of Words ~ where poetry meets art!!! #LHM #latinohistory #latinoheritagemonth #canvasofwords

Curated by the talented Wendy Angulo. I have watched her organize and plan this event for many months. She went from idea to execution! The epitome of dedication, commitment, and all that it takes to GET IT DONE! This festival will transform you. Come out not only to support... Come out because one woman had… Continue reading Canvas of Words ~ where poetry meets art!!! #LHM #latinohistory #latinoheritagemonth #canvasofwords