Two Illinois authors, John Paul Jaramillo, LLCC professor of English, and Amy Sayre Baptista will be featured at the Latino Author Spotlight on Monday, 6-8 p.m. at Maeva’s Coffee, 1320 Milton Road, Alton. Free drip coffee will be provided for guests of this author meet-and-greet.
John Paul Jaramillo, author of “The House of Order” and “Little Mocos,” was named International Latino Book Award Finalist for both of his story collections. Named in the “Top 10 New Latino Authors to Read” by Latino Boom, his works are a profound narrative of the Latino community. Jaramillo will be sharing a reading from his most recent short story collection, “Little Mocos” and will be available after for Q&A.
Amy Sayre Baptista’s work has appeared in countless publications. She has been awarded a SAFTA fellowship, a CantoMundo Poetry Fellowship and a scholarship to participate at the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portgual. Her work is written both in English and Portuguese and often explores the nature of immigration and immigrant communities. Baptista will be sharing work from her September 2018 release “Primitivity” and will be available for Q&A following.