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The Nuyorican Hallway: Belonging & Living Between Worlds

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Such an engaging conversation with host Julian Esteban Torres Lopez. This is one of the best conversations I’ve had with a podcast host that discusses Puerto Rico’s present condition. Our conversation centered on the idea of living in the “Nuyorican Hallway” and belonging and living in between worlds. But it also goes beyond those topics to embrace significantly related issues. Listen in. I’m sure you’ll find it fascinating and informative.

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Writing Short Story Collections: From Soup to Nuts.

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I had a great time conversing with Sara Schaff, whose collection, The Invention of Love, is also out. We talked about writing short story collections–from soup to nuts– and Sara had some excellent questions about Migrations, my current, award-winning collection. Sit down and watch it. I’m sure you will enjoy it. Thanks to Next Chapter Booksellers for hosting the event. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them my way. Here’s the link:

Gender, Race & Identity in the Diaspora:

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A conversation between J.L. Torres and Lawrence La Fountain.

If you missed the virtual event, watch the video with me and Dr. Lawrence La Fountain as we talk about how our current books–one a collection of stories (Migrations) and the other a scholarly book (Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance)–share affinities on various issues related to gender, race, identity as experienced by Puerto Ricans in the diaspora. Watch the video here:

Video: Rip & Reck into That Good Light

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Thanks to Julian Torres-Vera (Odim Lu) for editing and producing this video featuring my story in three voices, “Rip & Reck into That Good Light,” which is part of my award-winning short story collection, Migrations. LARB Libros will release Migrations in Spring, 2021. Thanks to Melinda de Jesus and Julian for their wonderful performances.

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