September 2018 marks one year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. This event features contemporary Puerto Rican writers of both poetry and prose sharing new creative work and discussing how the ongoing crisis has transformed our styles of survival, our experience of diaspora, and the function of translation. Readings will include a bilingual element to fully represent Puerto Rican linguistic diversity. Featuring four writers, moderated and introduced by editors of forthcoming Puerto Rican anthologies from *The Common* and *Puerto Rico en mi corazón.* With Andrés Cerpa, Francisco Font-Acevedo, Carmen Graciela Díaz, Joey de Jesus and Carina del Valle Schorske.

This is a Brooklyn Book Festival Book Ends event.

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