Arts Calendar

Grand Valley State University

"Storytelling" with children's author Lucia Gonzalez

Thursday, October 24, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus

Humanities, Literary Arts

Lucia Gonzalez is an award-winning author, storyteller and children's librarian, born in Calmito del Guayabal, Cuba.

Regarded as having a dynamic bilingual storytelling technique, Gonzalez's presentations are filled with string stories, puppetry and anecdotes about growing up in Cuba and coming to America.

Gonzalez is the author of three award-winning bilingual books, The Bossy Gallito (Scholastic, 1994), winner of the Pura Belpré Children's Literature Honor Medal and among New York Public Library's 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know, and Señor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America, an Americas Award Commended Title. Her book, The Storyteller's Candle (Children's Book Press, 2008) is a bilingual picture book illustrated by Lulu Delacre, winner of the 2008 Pura Belpré Children's Literature Honor Medal. Gonzalez is also a prominent national figure in the library community.

This presentation is addressed to Grand Valley students and faculty members. Another presentation, for children and teachers, is scheduled from 10-11 a.m., in Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Sponsored by GVSU Latin American Studies, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information contact Zulema Moret, Latin American Studies coordinator, at 616-331-2286, or