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Harvard Foundation to welcome Esmeralda Santiago

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The Harvard Foundation will host a lecture by Esmeralda Santiago ’76, author of the memoirs “When I Was Puerto Rican” and “Almost a Woman,” and the novel “América’s Dream.” The lecture will take place April 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Harvard Hall (Room 104). A reception and book signing will be held in Ticknor Lounge from 5 to 6 p.m.

Co-sponsored by La Organización de Puertorriqueños en Harvard, the lecture is part of the foundation’s annual “Writers Series: Complexities of Color.” The program gives Harvard students an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with professional writers of distinction about the challenges and joys of writing on aspects of culture in literature. Past guest writers have included Jamaica Kincaide, Gish Jen, Arthur Ashe, and Alex Haley, to name a few.