Several distinguished authors will “cross borders” as part of a multimedia event on April 16, at 5 p.m., at Pregones Theatre in the South Bronx to talk about their contributions to the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana (Issue No. 11): Stirred Ground: Non-fiction Writing by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors, edited by Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla.
As well as serving as a gathering for several women authors of the Americas, this event will pay tribute to two distinguished writers of non-fiction through the publication of previously unpublished texts: "I Also Remember," by the Mexican narrator, Margo Glantz, and "Unfinished Notes on A Writing Process," written by the late Chicana thinker, poet, and non-fiction author, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, whose work was bestowed to the Hostos Review by the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Trust.
Other featured authors include Norma Elia Cantú, Rose Mary Salum, Ruth Behar, Aurora Levins Morales, Nancy Mercado, Mayra Santos-Febres, Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Giovanna Rivero, Dinapiera Di Donato, and Gisela Heffes. Guest-editor, author and Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla, will lead the dialogue. 
Published by the Institute of Latin American Writers of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (CUNY), the authors who contributed texts to Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana No. 11 will read and discuss their work both in person and via teleconference on the Pregones Theatre stage, connecting from Puerto Rico, London, California, Michigan, and Florida. Three of the New York City-based authors will participate in the celebration in person. This free event will also include a Q&A and a book signing.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs of Hostos Community College and directed by the Peruvian writer Isaac Goldemberg , The Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana aims to build bridges between intellectuals and Latin American artists residing in the United States and those living in Latin America, Spain and elsewhere.
“For decades, the multicultural vision of these authors has questioned the ways in which we read not only literature, but also what we consider ‘reality.’ Through the regeneration of memoir, chronicle, autobiography, and other referential genres, they ask us to rethink, what reality is when everything changes, is doubled, or returns to the past. Halfway into this new decade, the time is ripe to observe growth of this writing,” Lara-Bonilla said.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Hostos Professor Isaac Goldemberg at
Pregones Theater is located at 571-575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY, 10451
(Phone: 718-585-1202

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About the Latin American Writers Institute (LAWI)
The Latin American Wriers Institute (LAWI) was founded by Professor Isaac Goldemberg at The City College of New York in 1987. Housed at Hostos Community College since 1992, LAWI is an organization devoted to promoting Latin American and Latino literature in the United States. LAWI presents the work of Latino writers to different audiences, by publishing books under its imprint The Latino Press; by editing two bilingual journals, Brújula/Compass and Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana; by sponsoring readings and conferences; by offering writing workshops; by sponsoring the Latino Literature Prize in Poetry and Fiction, and by organizing the “LibroFest Latino BookFest”.
LAWI also functions as a clearing house on Latino and Latin American literature. Its services are available to professors, journalists, reviewers, translators, editors, and publishers who are interested in writers for readings, conferences, and workshops and who might need skilled Latino writers for editing, teaching, translation, and writing projects.
In keeping with its goal of increasing intercultural understanding, LAWI's activities are designed for a multiethnic audience and seek to recognize and encourage cultural diversity in its membership and in all of its programs.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.