Lolita Hernandez is the author of two collections of short stories: Making Callalooin Detroit, a 2015 Notable Book, and Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant, winner of a 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award. Her poetry and fiction feature the rhythms and language of her Trinidad and St. Vincent heritage and are tempered by her over 33 years as a General Motors UAW worker. Hernandez will read an excerpt from her work as well as talk about how her time working for GM shaped her writing.
This event is the culmination of the One City, One Book initiative in Fraser, MI, during which the entire community has been encouraged to read Making Callaloo in Detroit in anticipation of Hernandez’s visit. It also celebrates the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program with the theme Build a Better World.
Registration required and begins July 31st. Light refreshments offered at this program!