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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"I deeply appreciate the sense of community that the conference fostered as well as the resources that were made available. Many of my colleagues were in attendance and it was a pleasure to catch up with them in a welcoming environment. "

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Saturday, May 2nd

 A writer, activist, educator, speaker, and comedienne. She is also the author of Efrain's Secret and has written several hip-hop novels under the pen name Black Artemis. This self-proclaimed “Ivy League homegirl” graduated from Columbia University and lives in the Bronx.

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Sofia Quintero

Sunday, May 3rd

Assistant professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University and the co-founder of Freedom University, a Georgia-based volunteer organization that provides college instruction to undocumented youth. She specializes in Latino/Latina studies and Hispanic Caribbean literary and cultural studies with a special focus on the Dominican Republic and its Diaspora. Her research poses a dialogue among history, literature and cultural studies, paying close attention to questions of marginality, migration, and racial and ethnic identity formation. 

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Dr. Lorgia Garcia Peña

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MAY 2nd

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Manuscript Reviewers

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JOHANNA  CASTILLO

Literary Agent

Writers House

Fiction,Non-fiction: Narrative, Memoir, Pop-Culture. Latinx fiction.  Also representing: Middle Grade & YA

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CAROLINE BLEEKE

Editor

Flatiron Books

Adult Fiction

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NANCY MERCADO

Assoc. Publisher & Editorial Dir.

Penguin Random House/ Dial Books for Young Readers

Middle Grade and Young Adults or Picture Books

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ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Literary Agent

Full Circle Literary

Fiction & Non-fiction for Children and Adults 

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DENISE CONEJO

Editor

Tantor Media/Freelance

Young Adult and Adult Fiction (speculative fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy) centering Domincanx stories 

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LESLIE ZAMPETTI

Literary Agent

Dunham Literary

Picture books through young adult; adult mystery, upmarket romance, contemporary fiction

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STUART BERNSTEIN

Literary Agent

Freelance

Fiction, non-fiction except Westerns, Romance,  &History

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LINDA CAMACHO

Literary Agent

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

MG, YA, and adult fiction  (especially upmarket, women’s fiction/romance, horror); &writer-illustrators of graphic novels.

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RAQUEL PENZO

Editor

Freelance

Fiction