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Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
«The House of Broken Angels» (2018) by Luis Alberto Urrea
Hosted by Politics & Prose
Throughout the 2018/19 season, Washington Performing Arts is collaborating with arts, cultural heritage, education, and literary partners throughout D.C. to facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue around the important contributions and experiences of Latinx immigrants in the United States. Musical performances, visual art displays, panel discussions, education programs, and a book discussion series together showcase the wide range of journeys of identity and place experienced by our Latinx neighbors.
Washington Performing Arts and literary partners throughout the city co-present a series of book discussions, hosted by Lupita Quino—better known as “Lupita Reads”—a Mexican immigrant and the co-founder and co-moderator for LIT on H St Book Club, hosted at Solid State Books. She is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book communities, and the series will explore recent fiction and non-fiction works by Luis Alberto Urrea, Francisco Cantú, and Reyna Grande that share a wide range of perspectives on migration across the U.S.–Mexico border.
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About «The House of Broken Angels»
“A powerful rendering of a Mexican-American family that is also an American family.” – New York Times Book Review
National best-seller «The House of Broken Angels» tells the story of the De La Cruz family, whose patriarch Miguel Angel, gathers his extended family in San Diego to celebrate what might be his last birthday. The experiences, triumphs, and challenges of a multi-generational Mexican-American immigrant family are at the heart of this story, which is filled with love, wit, and brutal honesty. Mexican-American author Luis Alberto Urrea is a best-selling author of novels and short stories. His nonfiction work The Devil’s Highway was Pulitzer Prize finalist and he has won the Lannan Literary Award and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.
Free and open to the public
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Immigration Book Discussion Series with Lupita Reads:
Mar 5 – The House of Broken Angels (Urrea)
Apr 30 – Immigration Book Discussion: The Line Becomes a River (Cantú)
May 7 – Immigration Book Discussion: Across a Hundred Mountains (Grande)
These events are a few of the many activities throughout the winter and spring that are curated by the Mars Urban Arts Initiative in partnership with the GALA Hispanic Theatre
and Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
to expand the conversation around our March 17 special production: Simulcast: Dreamers // featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra
. It is part of Washington Performing Arts’ global programming initiative, The World in Our City: Latinx in D.C., which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.
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Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative, DC Public Library, Politics & Prose, Solid State Books, and Lupita Reads. This program is made possible by Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround Inc.; Events DC; Fred and Lucia Hill; and Gary and Silvia Yacoubian.