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Galería de la Raza: ‘Almost Butterflies’ Reading
April 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of bringing characters to life! April 28th at 6PM.
Sarah C. Jiménez’s young adult novel, Almost Butterflies, follows the lives of three teenage cousins on the precipice of adulthood when they unexpectedly find themselves pregnant. Stigmatized by their family and community, each opt for a different option—abortion, adoption, and motherhood—all while learning the most invaluable lesson of all: the importance of love and family. Join us for an intimate glimpse of this works-in-progress as three readers bring the characters to life with direct scenes and excerpts from the novel. This project is made possible through an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Artist bio: Sarah C. Jiménez is a queer Latinx writer obsessed with the glory and growing pains of adolescence. Originally from Chula Vista, San Diego’s border-town to Tijuana, Jiménez’s work is deeply embedded with her bicultural identity, like the accent from her pocha tongue. Jiménez received her MFA in Fiction & Creative Writing from Mills College in 2015, and is a Lambda Literary alumna and returning writer-in-residence. She has been a featured writer at several events across the Bay Area, and performed at countless open mics, but credits her start with Galería de la Raza’s Lunada series. Currently, she is a community college English instructor where her core values as a teacher and writer intersect: representation matters.