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Virtual Author Talk with Erika Sánchez


Join us for a lively and laugh-out-loud virtual chat with award-winning author Erika Sánchez on Tuesday, July 25 at 4 PM. The author of the bestselling YA novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Sánchez will discuss her utterly original and disarmingly funny memoir, Crying in the Bathroom

Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the nineties, Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment—a melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, but she’s still got an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit, and singular powers of perception about the world around her.

Register here to attend this talk. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

This talk will be hosted through Zoom. In addition to enjoying the talk, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the author and may submit questions while registering. 

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. It is now being made into a film directed by America Ferrera. Most recently, Sánchez published a critically acclaimed memoir-in-essays titled Crying in the Bathroom with Viking Books. Sánchez was a Fulbright Scholar, a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent fellow from the Poetry Foundation, a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2018 recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and a 2019 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Virtual Events  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://libraryc.org/buckslib/29088/register