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Author Erika L. Sánchez at Geja's Cafe

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Join Literature for All of Us and National Book Award finalist Erika L Sánchez for an afternoon of wine, fondue, and conversation.

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE $85 AND AVAILABLE THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH DAY OF EVENT: $100

Celebrated author Erika L. Sánchez will be our featured speaker at the third annual Geja's Cafe fundraiser for Literature for All of Us book groups.

Erika will read from and discuss her New York Times bestseller, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Q&A and book signing will follow.

ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ is a poet, novelist, and essayist living in Chicago. Erika was a Fulbright Scholar, CantoMundo Fellowship recipient, and Bread Loaf Scholar. Most recently, she was a columnist for Cosmo for Latinas and has written for Salon, Rolling Stone, Jezebel, The Guardian, and BuzzFeed. As a daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants, Erika has always been determined to challenge borders of any kind. Find her on the web at ErikaLSanchez.com and on Twitter at @ErikaLSanchez.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

There has never been a time in recent history as perilous for an immigrant in America as right now. Enter I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. This timely, poignant and laugh-out-loud contemporary novel about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

PRAISE:

“This book will change everything. . . . A perfect book about imperfection.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States

“A wonderfully complex and interesting character.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“Blistering. Julia’s persona rockets off the page and into your face from the get-go.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“If you ever wanted to [understand] the harsh truths of immigrant life, this is the book you need to read.” —Bustle

“As poignant as it is incisive.” —The A.V. Club

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This event benefits Literature for All of Us, a Chicago-based non-profit that uses books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing, and growth.

Learn more about our work at www.literatureforallofus.org.

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Geja's Cafe has been a favorite indulgence for Chicagoans and out-of-towners looking for a fun, unforgettable dining experience for more than 50 years. It’s a perfect way to kindle romance, celebrate a special occasion or simply join family and friends for a fun and unforgettable dining experience.

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