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October 8, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Magdalena Gomez: Mi'ja Book Signing

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Haga clic aquí para la inscripción en español.

"Mi’ja is a new voice for old wounds, a time machine we are all invited to enter to reclaim the genius of our youth, an opportunity to revisit the loneliness and wonder of things we could see and understand only as children. At once heartbreaking and hilarious, Mi’ja chronicles the first nineteen years of the life of poet laureate, acclaimed playwright, and educator Magdalena Gómez—a life not meant for a child, nor is this book. It is fairytales and bestiaries in ceiling cracks; mythologies on the fire escape; realities of how the smallest acts of kindness can conquer despair. This book will reward you with revelations and celebrations of your own life; it may help you remember or perhaps even discover your truest, most honest self."

The first 60 people to register will receive a free copy of her book.

Magdalena Gómez was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She studied English and Theater at Lehman College, and Spanish Literature at the University of Sevilla, Spain. She is the author of Shameless Woman (Red Sugarcane Press, 2014) and the co-editor of Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions and Catharsis (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). Her panoramic poem, Mother to a Stranger’s Child (can I get a witness?), is the focus of a new orchestral work by Maestro Kevin Scott, planned for a Springfield premiere in 2022. The recipient of the New England Public Radio Arts and Humanities Award, Gómez is currently a member of the COVID-19 Cultural Impact Commission for the State of Massachusetts. The Poet Laureate of Springfield, Massachusetts from 2019 to 2022, she received an Academy of American Poets Fellowship in 2021. 

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