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Latinidad identity, ancestry, and connection: Celebrating the works of David Bowles

In observance of Latinx Heritage Month, Under the Umbrella Bookstore announced a special event featuring author David Bowles, in collaboration with Salt Lake Community College, Unidxs, Plumas Colectiva, Artes de Mexico, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Community Writing Center. This event commemorates the release of Bowles’ latest book, The Prince and the Coyote, and will feature a conversation with Cindy Fierros, Professor of Psychology and Ethnic Studies at Salt Lake Community College, focusing on the profound themes of ancestry, identity, and connection that run through Bowles’ literary career.

This event is open to the public and will offer complimentary tamales and hot chocolate. The first 20 attendees will have the opportunity to receive a signed copy of Bowles’ latest book.

In the spirit of Latinx Heritage Month, following the discussion, participants will have the choice of attending two educational breakout sessions. Plumas Colectiva will lead a workshop exploring poetry and themes rooted in mythology, tradition, and identity. Simultaneously, Dr. Bernice Olivas from SLCC will facilitate a prose workshop delving into similar themes.

This event is offered free of charge to the public. Spanish co-facilitation will be available to ensure inclusivity. Attendees are encouraged to secure their spot on Eventbrite.

The event will take place Saturday, October 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College West Valley Center, 3460 S 5600 W, West Valley City

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