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Latinx Stories in Queens: a Brooklyn Book Festival Event

Join us on Sept. 28th in-person at 7pm to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and debut authors, Christine Kandic Torres (GIRLS IN QUEENS) and Alejandro Varela (THE TOWN OF BABYLON). This discussion will be moderated by Lupita Aquino (Lupita Reads). 

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About this event

Moderator: Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads-- is a passionate literary enthusiast amplifying and highlighting books written by authors of color through her Instagram blog. She currently lives in the greater Washington D.C area, and you can find her on Instagram at @lupita.reads, on Twitter at @Lupita_Reads, or catch her writing about books for She Reads dot com or via her column over at Washington Independent Review of Books.

Christine Kandic Torres is a writer with Puerto Rican and Croatian roots, born and raised in Queens, New York. Her short stories have been published in Catapult, Kweli, Fractured Lit, Lunch Ticket, Cosmonauts Avenue, Newtown Literary, and The Sonder Review. Her personal essays can be found on Ravishly, On She Goes, FIERCE by Mitú, and in the print anthology, States of the Union. The Girls in Queens is her debut novel.

Alejandro Varela is a writer based in New York. His work has appeared in The Point Magazine, Boston Review, Harper's Magazine, The Rumpus, Joyland Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, Blunderbuss Magazine, Pariahs (an anthology, SFA Press, 2016), the Southampton Review, The New Republic, and has received honorable mention from Glimmer Train Press. The Town of Babylon is his debut novel.


Event date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
The Girls in Queens: A Novel By Christine Kandic Torres Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063216778
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: HarperVia - June 14th, 2022

The Town of Babylon: A Novel By Alejandro Varela Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662601033
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: Astra House - March 22nd, 2022