Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Thursday! "Hungry Woman in Paris"

from Latino LA:

One month after moving to its new location, landmark bookstore Librería Martínez continues the re-opening festivities on Thursday, April 2nd with a book signing by critically-acclaimed author, Josefina Lopez. Best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the film Real Women Have Curves, Lopez will present her debut novel, "Hungry Woman in Paris."

Latino Indy Pop group, Gardenia, will begin the evening with a special acoustic performance of their latest hits including, "No Vuelvas Mas." The evening culminates with a wine and cheese reception.

After the enormous success of "Real Women Have Curves," which is credited for launching the career of "Ugly Betty's" America Ferrera and which inspired women of all cultures to embrace their curvaceous figures, Josefina Lopez brings yet another unique tale of Latina heroism with her first novel - "Hungry Woman in Paris." In addition to reading an excerpt from the book, Josefina will also share experiences from her more than 20-year career as a writer, poet, performer, and activist. Included in her resume are many awards including the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award and Humanitas Award for Screenwriting.

Don't miss an opportunity to hear one of today's preeminent Chicana writers this Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 PM –9:30 PM. "

The Josefina Lopez "Hungry Woman in Paris" book signing is another example of the extraordinary talent Librería Martínez attracts including having hosted an array of internationally acclaimed authors such as, Isable Allende, Carlos Fuentes, Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin and Gloria Estefan. In its new location next door to the previous facility, Librería Martínez will continue to provide a home for top Latino talent while offering the best selection of Latino literature in both English and Spanish. Please show your support for Latino art and culture and stop by Librería Martínez.

Librería Martinez is located at 1200 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

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