Coming in May! Meet writer Xánath Caraza from Kansas City. She’s driving all the way from Kansas to be part of the Proyecto Latina Reading Series. Xánath will be sharing some poetry and narrative work. She likes to write about the human condition honoring women and gender issues. She likes to borrow voices of different women to tell their stories.
Her work has been called feminina-centric and she uses language, Spanish and Nahuatl, to assert her heritage, but also incorporate other languages in her writing. She fictionalizes places has been to, and have caused an impression on her. For example says Xánath, “my mother’s kitchen, the murals of Bonampak, la Alhambra, or the classroom where I teach every day have been inspirations for me”.
After her reading we will be doing a Q&A with her so you can ask her your burning questions about writing,publishing and life in Kansas City! We will also have special guest artist María Esther León
who grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico and currently living in the Chicago. She will have some of her artwork on display.