2011 Past National and Local Events

Clicking on any Audio Acrobat button will download the file so you can play the audio on your computer or on any mobile device that can play MP3 files. All Audio Acrobat files are copyright of Las Comadres para las Americas and are intended solely for the personal use of its members.


The Time in BetweenDecember 29, 2011

December 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 00:44:29 | Size: 10.68 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Maria Dueñas, author of The Time In Between/El Tiempo entre Costuras.

Nora Comstock interviews Maria Dueñas about her book, The Time In Between/El Tiempo entre Costuras. Published by Atria Books.


Tamales, Comadres and the Meaning of CivilizationNovember 21, 2011

November 2011 Teleconference Audio
Puerto Rican GoldilocksREADING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 00:39:24 | Size: 9.45 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. and Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D., author of Tamales, Comadres and the Meaning of Civilization.

Nora Comstock interviews Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. and Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D. about their book, Tamales, Comadres and the Meaning of Civilization. Published by Wings Press.

Marisel Herrera, author of Puerto Rican Goldilocks.

With additional conversation by Nora Comstock with Marisel Herrera about her book, Puerto Rican Goldilocks. Published by Author House.


If I Bring You Roses October 24, 2011

October 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 00:51:33 | Size: 12.37 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Marisel Vera, author of If I Bring You Roses.

Nora Comstock interviews Marisel Vera. about her book, If I Bring You Roses. Published by Grand Central.


The Realm of Hungry SpiritsSEPTEMBER 26, 2011

September 2011 Teleconference Audio
The Traitor's EmblemREADING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 00:37:16 | Size: 8.94 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Lorraine López, author of The Realm of Hungry Spirits.

Dr. Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri interviews Lorraine López about her book, The Realm of Hungry Spirits. Published by Grand Central Publishing.

Juan Gómez-Jurado, author of The Traitor's Emblem.

With additional conversation by Nora Comstock with Juan Gómez-Jurado about his book, The Traitor's Emblem. Published by Atria Books.


ConquistadoraAugust 29, 2011

August 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 00:58:31 | Size: 14.04 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Esmeralda Santiago, author of Conquistadora.

Lucía González interviews Esmeralda Santiago about her book, Conquistadora. Published by Random House


The Farthest Home is an Empire

July 25, 2011

July 2011 Teleconference Audio
King of the ChicanosREADING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 1 hour 06 minutes 18 seconds | Size: 15.91 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

John Phillip Santos, author of The Farthest Home Is An Empire Of Fire: A Tejano Elegy
Manuel Ramos, author of King of the Chicanos
Strawberry Fields: A Book of Short StoriesChuy Ramirez, author of Strawberry Fields: A Book Of Short Stories.

Dr. Javier Rodriguez interviews John Phillip Santos about his book, The Farthest Home Is An Empire Of Fire: A Tejano Elegy

Lucha Corpi interviews Manuel Ramos and Chuy Ramirez about their books, King of the Chicanos and Strawberry Fields: A Book of Short Stories


June 27, 2011

Beautiful DarknessJune 2011 Teleconference Audio
I Will Save YouREADING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 59 minutes 25 seconds | Size: 14.26 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

 

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, authors of Beautiful Darkness
Matt de la Pena, author of I Will Save You
Carlos Ruiz Zafron, author of The Midnight Palace.

Valerie Russo interviews Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl about their book series and specifically Beautiful Darkness.

The Midnight PalaceMiquela Rivera was to interview Matt de la Pena and Carlos Ruiz Zafron but both ended up with phone issues. Miquela summarized their works for our listeners.


The Island of Eternal Love May 23, 2011

May 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 40 minutes 49 seconds | Size: 9.8 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Daína Chaviano, author of The Island of Eternal Love

Description: Ada Vilageliu-Diaz interviews Daína Chaviano about her work The Island of Eternal Love.
This book is available in English from publishers Riverhead/Penguin and in Spanish through Random House/Vintage Español.


The Frog was SingingThe Trouble with Half a MoonApril 27, 2011

April 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 47 minutes 32 seconds | Size: 11.41 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Rita Rosa Ruesga, author of The Frog Was Singing

Description: Zulmara Cline interviews Rita Rosa Ruesga about her work The Frog Was Singing.
Published by Scholastic en Español.

Danette Vigilante, author of The Trouble With Half a Moon

Description: Zulmara Cline interviews Danette Vigilante about her work The Trouble With Half a Moon. Published by Penguin


The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of PossibilitiesApril 1, 2011

March 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 33 minutes | Size: 7.92 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org


Soledad O'Brien, author of The Next Big Story: My Journey Through The Land Of Possibilities

Description: Michelle Valles interviews Soledad O'Brien about her work The Next Big Story: My Journey Through The Land Of Possibilities. Published by Celebra, Penguin Imprint.


The Lady Matador's HotelMarch 1, 2011

February 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 33 minutes:34 seconds | Size: 8.05 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org


Cristina García, author of The Lady Matador's Hotel

Description: Miami Herald reporter Frances Robles interviews Cristina Garcia about her work
The Lady Matador's Hotel
. Published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster.


Stay with MeJanuary 31, 2011

January 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 34 minutes:45 seconds | Size: 8.34 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org


Sandra Rodriguez Barron, author of Stay With Me

Description: Ydalmi Noriega interviews Sandra Rodriguez Barron about her work
Stay With Me. Published by HarperCollins.


The Norton Anthology of Latino LiteratureJanuary 5, 2011

January 2011 Teleconference Audio
READING WITH LAS COMADRES
Length: 54 minutes:33 seconds minutes | Size: 13.09 MB | ©2011 LasComadres.org

Ilan Stavans, general editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

Description: Liana Lopez interviews General Editor, Ilan Stavans, about his work with
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. Published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.