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ONLINE—Author Talk with Francisco Jiménez
August 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
SANTA ROSA (ONLINE)—
Virtual Author Talk with Francisco Jiménez on his experience growing up in a family of migrant workers. He will describe his process used in writing his memoir series—“The Circuit,” “Breaking Through,” Reaching Out” and Taking Hold”—and explain why he writes.
Register at https://bit.ly/FranciscoTalk.
August 27—10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Did you know that 16.6% of Sonoma County residents were born in another country—according to the U.S. Census Bureau? The Sonoma County Library is highlighting immigration stories and experiences. The library is hosting two events featuring authors discussing writing immigrant experience stories, and putting out a call for submissions to the public for stories about their immigrant experiences, due by September 30. These stories will be included in an upcoming anthology.
“When we tell our stories, we make connections and when we make connections we break down those walls that separate us from one another,” said Author Francisco Jiménez, an upcoming speaker at one of the author talks.
The California Humanities Library Innovation Lab in partnership with the Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Program are also creating an anthology entitled “Arrivals and Departures.” This collection will feature stories of immigrants throughout Sonoma County and highlight their experience in their own words.
Share your story about leaving your home country and seeking your future in the United States. Submissions are accepted in written and oral form and are due by September 30. Visit sonomalibrary.org/arrivals-departures to learn more.