Winchester Reads, sponsored by The John & Mary Murphy Educational Foundation with additional support from Book Ends, the Friends of the Winchester Public Library, the Winchester Multicultural Network, Winchester Public Schools, and many enthusiastic volunteers, will present two events related to this year’s book selection. Readers who have enjoyed Carlos Eire’s Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy, the follow-up to his 2003 National Award-winning Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, will look forward to the following events:
Cuba Past and Present: 1950s to 2015
A Panel Discussion
Lou Alvarez, Maria Nicholson,
Luis Domenech, and Dr. Yamil Kouri
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 pm
109 Skillings Road, Winchester
Dr. Kouri, who was a political prisoner in Cuba for 15 years, will discuss recent Cuban history. Nicholson came to the United States with her family in 1968 and is a longtime Winchester resident and Alvarez is a retired Winchester High School Spanish teacher who emigrated from Cuba with her parents in 1960. Domenech arrived in the United States in 1965 and since 2010 has traveled back to Cuba almost annually. All will share their personal experiences as refugees from Cuba.
The panel is presented in conjunction with this year’s Winchester Reads selection Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy by Carlos Eire, one of 14,000 children airlifted to Miami after the Castro revolution.
The event is free and open to all.