How do authors find the courage to write about their lives? How do they write stories about the lives of strangers in an ethical way? Author Daisy Hernández has been writing across literary genres about the intersections of race, immigration, class and sexuality for almost two decades.
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host Hernández for a talk titled “The Power of Intimate Voices: A Talk on Memoir, Journalism, and Queer Latinidad” Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.
In this lecture, Hernández will discuss how writers create intimacy on the page with themselves and with readers and how this intimacy ultimately speaks to urgent collective experiences of political life.
Hernández is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease and A Cup of Water Under My Bed, and co-editor of the classic feminist anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.
This is the 2022 Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture.