Author to Discuss ‘Storytelling for Social Justice’
Ana Menéndez has been a reporter, columnist and is the author of four fictional books.
ST. PETERSBURG – Award-winning author and columnist Ana Menéndez will speak on Storytelling for Social Justice.
Menéndez has published four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!; The Last War; Loving Che; and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the U.S. and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald.
As a reporter, Menéndez wrote about Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan and India, where she was based for three years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Vogue, Bomb Magazine, the New York Times and Tin House and has been included in several anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. A former Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, she is now at Florida International University in Miami, where she helps direct programming highlighting the humanities and their importance to a just and democratic society. She lives in Surfside with her family.
This event is co-hosted by the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, Allendale United Methodist Church, League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, Fired Up Pinellas, Indivisible FL-13, Unitarian Universalists Clearwater and Unitarian Universalist St Petersburg.
The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series is sponsored by Karen Lieberman and Bruce Nissen to honor their son, Leif, of blessed memory (May 21, 1980-Nov 19, 2008).
Dessert reception follows. This event is free and open to the public.
The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (Nov. 16) at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg.
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