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Jaquira Diaz

November 5 @ 7:00 pm

Free

Pushcart Prizewinner Jaquira Diaz will read from her compelling new book, Ordinary Girls.  “A powerful memoir, heart-wrenching, inspiring, thoroughly engrossing, reminiscent of Mary Karr’s The Liar’s Club, Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and more recently Tara Westover’s Educated. Through one family’s story, we learn about challenges of poverty, migration, uprootedness, addiction, sexism, racism –but also about the triumphant, spirited storyteller who survives to tell the tale…there is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.”–Julia Alvarez

Diaz’s work has been included in The Best American Essays, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, and the Fader.  She is a visiting assistant professor in the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Date:
November 5
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Prairie Lights Bookstore