Join the Phoenix College Reading Department for a special celebration of all things literary on November 16 and 17, 2010. In conjunction with International Education Week Activities, the Phoenix College International Reading Festival will feature author visits, book signings, a book shop, storytelling, and more. All events are free and open to the entire community. Bring a book to donate in support of child care centers and Faculty Association student scholarships.
For more information, contact Cindy Ortega at 602.285.7768.
Tuesday, November 16th
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception featuring storyteller Fatimah Halim ~ Willo Room
Light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by Phoenix College Alumni Association
Wednesday, November 17th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Shop ~ Sophomore Square
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker Marisel Herrera-Anderson ~ Bulpitt Auditorium
Marisel Herrera-Anderson is a dynamic speaker, author, and life coach who energizes audiences with empowering messages that draw from her rich cultural heritage and passionate belief in the power of education and faith to transform lives. A New York-born Puerto Rican, educator and servant-leader, she speaks to the bilingual and bicultural realities facing Latina/os. Herrera-Anderson is the author of the memoir Puerto Rican Goldilocks and other creative works. [Taken from the author’s website, www.mariselspeaks.com.]
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Book Signing at Book Shop ~ Sophomore Square
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. “Do Tell” Storytelling Event ~ Campus Vista Room (Library)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Crossing Borders: Stories That Connect Us ~ Bulpitt Auditorium
Join us for an author panel and book signing featuring Bryan Beach, Hershman John, and Rita Maria Magdaleno. Enjoy Cuban dance performed by Fuego Latino - Revista Musical. Light refreshments will be served.