Tucson Festival of Books

Writing from the Heart


Three escritoras poderosas share their raw and untethered stories from their family roots.


Panelists
Yasmín Ramírez

Yasmín Ramírez is a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow as well as a 2020 recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award. Her fiction and creative nonfiction works have appeared in Cream City Review and Huizache, among others....

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her memoir, "The Man Who Could Move Clouds," is a finalist for the National Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by TIME....

Erika Sánchez

Erika Sanchez is a Mexican American poet, novelist and essayist. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," was a NY Times bestseller and a National Book Award finalist....

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Books:
Andale Prieta
A Love Letter to My Family
Yasmín Ramírez
Nuestras Raices
Lee & Low Books, Incorporated
October 2021
ISBN 9781947627550
272 pages

The Man who Could Move Clouds
A Memoir
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Nuestras Raices
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2022
ISBN 9780385546669
320 pages

Crying in the Bathroom
A Memoir
Erika Sánchez
Nuestras Raices
Penguin
July 2022
ISBN 9780593296936
256 pages