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Salon Series

Explore Belonging Through Magical Realism with Alexandra Méndez

Friday, Nov. 4
6-7:15 PM ET

online event; open to the public and all mentees & mentors

Join author Alexandra V. Méndez for a cozy celebration of her debut middle grade novel, What The Jaguar Told Her. Alexandra’s background informed her story of a Mexican-American girl named Jade who comes to terms with her identity with help from an elderly storyteller who is also a jaguar! Through a series of prompts, participants will explore language, family, place, bodies, and identity in fictionalizing their own experience with belonging all through the lens of magical realism.

PLUS, we will be giving away a signed copy of the novel to one lucky attendee!

At Friday Night Salons, guest artists share their personal and professional journeys, share an excerpt of their work, and guide us through a series of inspirational writing prompts.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Alexandra V. Méndez

Alexandra V. Méndez

Alexandra V. Méndez is a writer, teacher, and scholar who grew up bilingual in Decatur, Georgia, with family roots in Mexico and Mississippi. She graduated from Harvard University in History and Literature and has a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. What the Jaguar Told Her is her debut novel.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, program alum and the public

November 4 6:00 pm 7:15 pm EDT

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