In-Person Author Talk and Writing Workshop with Reyna Grande

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In this presentation, Reyna Grande will talk about the importance of telling our stories and lead a writing workshop to help people get started writing their own stories. An immigrant herself, Reyna Grande is the author of the memoirs The Distance Between Us and A Dream Called Home, and the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing With Butterflies, and A Ballad of Love and Glory

This presentation will kick off a call for submissions of immigrant’s stories of coming to the U.S. for an anthology called “Arrivals and Departures”. For more information on how to participate in the anthology, email:


About the Author: Writing about immigration, family separation, language trauma, the price of the American Dream, and her writing journey, Reyna’s work has appeared in The New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, CNN, The Lily at The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, among others. In March 2020, she was a guest on Oprah’s Book Club television special. 

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Sonoma County Library.



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This program is offered in English.