Esmeralda Santiago: Reading & Book Signing


ESMERALDA SANTIAGO … #BoricuaPride … ‘For author Esmeralda Santiago, she began to realize her children wouldn’t know her life. They wouldn’t know about her time growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They wouldn’t know how at 13, she moved to New York with her mother and seven siblings. They wouldn’t know about how she was accepted to New York City’s Performing Arts High School and then studied part-time at community colleges for eight years before she received a full scholarship to Harvard. So Santiago began to write.’

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920x920On October 23, from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm, Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago will be at the Genre Auditorium at the University of Connecticut Stamford (1 University Place, Stamford, Connecticut) for a reading, Q&A, and book signing event. Erin Kayata writes about the author for the Stamford Advocate. Here are excerpts:

Motherhood can cause a shift in perspective. For author Esmeralda Santiago, she began to realize her children wouldn’t know her life. They wouldn’t know about her time growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They wouldn’t know how at 13, she moved to New York with her mother and seven siblings. They wouldn’t know about how she was accepted to New York City’s Performing Arts High School and then studied part-time at community colleges for eight years before she received a full scholarship to Harvard. So Santiago began to write. She started with personal essays that were published…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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