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re:Vision Reading Series Presents Jennifer De Leon

  • MIT Hayden Memorial Library 160 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)
Re-vision—the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction—is for women more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival.
— Adrienne Rich

A reading by writer and editor Jennifer De Leon. Reception and refreshments to follow.

Jennifer De Leon is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education. Her story “Home Movie” was chosen as the 2015 One City, One Story by the Boston Book Festival. Other work has appeared in Ploughshares, Ms., Poets &  Writers, Guernica, Best Women’s Travel Writing, and elsewhere. De Leon is currently Children’s-Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, where she is completing a young adult novel, Volar.