Emma Chaves & Nylda Dieppa Reading And Q&A

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Emma Chaves & Nylda Dieppa Reading And Q&A
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Emma Chaves & Nylda Dieppa Reading And Q&A says
Bookmark It, Inc. invites you to a reading by Emma Chaves and Nylda Dieppe, two talented writers whose work has been shaped by their Puerto Rican heritage.

Emma Chaves:

Florida often celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanics and Latin Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 50.5 million people or 16 percent of the population are of Hispanic or Latin American origin. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

In Tales From Alturas: The Puerto Rican Mystique, Emma Chaves, one of the founders of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women-Miami, shares her keen and ardent knowledge of the Island and the Hispanic diaspora. This is a colorful chronicle of the struggles Hispanic families endure in a difficult world caught between the past and an uncertain emerging future.

The author, a South Florida resident, has created a unique world in which universal themes, such as romance, love and loss, love for one’s family and for one’s homeland are pursued, as well as themes more specific to some groups than to others, such as machismo and discrimination.

“Without dreams, it’s impossible to live,” says one of the characters from Tales from Alturas. Chaves’ work explores the dreams specific to Hispanic culture as well as the dreams shared by all of humanity.

Nylda Dieppa:

Alborada: A Poetic Memoir Across Cultures is an autobiographical collection of narrative and lyrical poems Nylda Dieppa crafted throughout her life. Here she shares profound familial love, the struggles of culture shock, the thirty-eight-year strain of holding on to a hopeless marriage, and the joys of emotional and spiritual healing as symbolized by the dawn of a new day.

A 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award winner for general published work, Alborada was described as having a "very fresh approach, very fresh voice, I’ve never read a book of poetry like this one that characterized one’s life" Judge-RPLA

Nylda Dieppa is a writer and translator enjoying life in Florida. Her work has been published in various publications including America magazine.

A Q&A and book signing will follow each author's presentation.
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