25 November 2014, 10 - 11:30 am
Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange)
Brookdale Community College SLC Navesink Rooms
765 Newman Springs Road
Big Read Appearances
In the Time of the Butterflies, Before We Were Free
19-21 February 2015
USC Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
Los Angeles, CA
The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination
Conference keynote conversation and reading
15 March 2015, 8 pm
Iberian Suite: global arts remix
An intimate tribute to three giants and contemporaries of the Spanish-speaking world, Casals, Neruda and Picasso.
31 March 2015, 7:30 pm
Friends of the Central Library
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY
Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series
1 April 2015, 7 pm
Ilsley Public Library
Poetry Reading to Kickoff Nat'l Poetry Month
15 November 2014, 7 pm - 12 am
The Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Award Event
Hosted by Peace & Justice Center
1 Main Street, Burlington, VT
Julia Alvarez will read from her new, yet-to-be-published short story, "A Light Out," which is about a migrant worker and will be included in the Vermont Fiction Anthology.
23 October 2014
Montclair Public Library
Big Read Skype
In the Time of the Butterflies, Before We Were Free, The Secret Footprints
At border between Haiti & Dominican Republic
Message from Julia
September 3, 2014
Join me, won't you, in supporting our annual gathering at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This is BORDER OF LIGHTS's third annual gathering! Visit our website (www.borderoflights.org) and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BorderofLights to find ways to support this people's movement of goodwill, collaborative projects, sustainable solutions towards a peaceful future between two neighbor nations on a small island, modeling how to be members of a human(e) family on a small planet!
April 3, 2014, 7:30 - 9 pm
Portland Arts & Lectures Literary Arts Series
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
April 1-2, 2014
Brazos Valley Reads
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Community-wide Read of In the Time of the Butterflies
March 31, 2014, 7 pm
A Conversation with Julia Alvarez
Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas
on the occasion of the acquisition of the Alvarez archives.
November 6, 2013, 7 pm
An Evening with Author Julia Alvarez
Notre Dame of Maryland University,
Common Read of In the Time of the Butterflies
November 5, 2013, 7 - 8:30 pm
Best selling novelist Julia Alvarez '71 will speak on sustainability
College Center Crozier-Williams 1962
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Followed by a book signing. Open to the public.
Solidaridad. Dominicana. Haitiano.
Lesly Manigat y Julia Alvarez.
We're doing Border of Lights again, October 4-6, 2013 in Dajabón, DR, and Quanaminthe, Haiti. This year, because of increased tensions between the two countries, we have not been able to procure the permits to gather at the border and have been discouraged from any large group gathering. We will still be holding a service and a small group of us will stand at the border in solidarity. Instead we are asking supporters to join us for an online vigil, October 5, Saturday, from 8-10 pm (EST). This is a way that those who cannot be physically on the ground with us can "join" us online. We hope the vigil goes viral and global, as this will send a powerful message to both countries that there is a community out there supporting change, peace, harmony between both countries.
September 20, 2013, 7 pm
2013 Burlington Book Festival: Opening Ceremony and reading at 7 pm, at the Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center.
I'll be giving the opening reading from and discussion of my latest book, A Wedding in Haiti. This year's festival is dedicated to me!
5 June 2013, 8:45 pm
West Chester Poetry Conference: Keynote Speaker
West Chester University Poetry Center, Pennsylvania
25 April 2013, 7 pm
Northern Kentucky University
A Wedding in Haiti: talk/reading
Northern Kentucky University, Budig Theater, Highland Heights, Kentucky
24 April 2013, 7:30 pm
Bridgewater College: International Convocation
A Wedding in Haiti: talk/reading
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, Virginia
4 April 2013, 7 pm
Siena College MLK Lecture: "Changing the World
One Imagination at a Time: Storytelling & Activism"
Marcelle Athletic Complex, Siena College, Loudonville, New York
Art and Essays by area youth will be on display
3 April 2013, 8 pm
Babel: In the Time of the Butterflies
Just Buffalo Literary Center, Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, New York
Ticket information: www.justbuffalo.org/babel
If you'd like to schedule an appearance in the future, please contact my agent, Stuart Bernstein.