(source: Tonight’s the night! Our first Algonquin Book Club event, featuring Julia Alvarez in conversation with Edwidge Danticat about Alvarez’s beloved classic In the Time of the Butterflies. The event, being held at Books & Books in Miami, quickly sold out of all 250 tickets. And it’s no wonder: Alvarez and Danticat are two of today’s most talented contemporary writers. Fortunately, all of our Algonquin Book Club events are streamed live on our Algonquin Book Club website. We hope you’ll join us for tonight’slive webcast at 7:00pm EST. You’ll be able to chat with others who are also tuning in to the webcast, and you’ll be able to ask questions of the author.
Before tuning in, read Alvarez’s original essay about In the Time of the Butterflies here. And you can check out wine and recipe suggestions, inspired by In the Time of the Butterflies–some of the recipes are by Julia Alvarez and some are favorite dishes of the Mirabal sisters, the historical characters portrayed in the novel.
NBC Miami recently interviewed Alvarez about tonight’s event. A few of the questions are below; you can read the interview in full here.
Hope to see you at 7:00pm!