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Georgia’s Special Book Club on Richard Blanco

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Georgia’s Special Book Club on Richard Blanco. We will be discussing Richard Blanco’s memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood.

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Richard Blanco will be presenting a program in Sarasota on Friday, February 13th, 5:30 p.m., at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. He will be reading selections of his poetry and discussing his life as a poet. The program is sponsored by Bookstore1Sarasota and is free and open to the public. Registration information to be announced.

About The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood:

The Prince of Los Cocuyos is a poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

A prismatic and lyrical narrative rich with the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of Miami, Richard Blanco’s personal narrative is a resonant account of how he discovered his authentic self and ultimately, a deeper understanding of what it means to be American. His is a singular yet universal story that beautifully illuminates the experience of “becoming;” how we are shaped by experiences, memories, and our complex stories: the humor, love, yearning, and tenderness that define a life.

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