Arts, Culture & Fun: Book Reading: Daughters of the Stone

Saturday, March 16, 2019

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

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Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with a book reading of Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, a Puerto Rican novelist who is published in over 20 anthologies and literary journals across the United States. Ms. Llanos-Figueroa resides in the Bronx and is a regular Comadres participant at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Daughters of the Stone covers five generations of Afro Latinas from Africa to Puerto Rico to New York City, and is a beautiful saga about mothers and daughters that is simply timeless. 

The hardcover edition of Daughters of the Stone was first released in 2009, and listed as the 2010 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist. Ten years later, her book still lives in the hearts of readers ages 19 to 70. Her novel is taught in 16 colleges and universities across the United States, and has been highlighted in millennial online channels such as Remezcla and  Bustle. Read Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelo's review of her book when it was nominated for a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

This event is free and open to the public.


Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park Accessible
2640 Grand Concourse
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