Fireside Chat with Alejandro Varela ’01 and Ernesto Quiñonez
May 25 @ 5:30 pm
New York City, NY
NYC Cornellians, the Cornell Latinx Alumni Association and Cornell Pride welcome Alejandro Varela A&S ’01 and Ernesto Quiñonez, Associate Professor in the Literature Department at Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, for a discussion on creative writing, Latinx fiction, and Alejandro’s debut novel The Town of Babylon. Please join us for an evening where our Cornell community will enjoy an interesting discussion and each other’s company!
The Town of Babylon is the story of Andrés, a gay Latinx professor who returns to his hometown in the wake of his husband’s infidelity. Over the course of the novel, he reconnects with family and his local community as he deals with past wounds. Captivating and poignant; The Town of Babylon is all about young love and a close examination of our social systems and the toll they take when they fail us. You can purchase The Town of Babylon on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. Alumni are encouraged to buy and read the book ahead of time.
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Welcome reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Fireside discussion
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Reception continues/book signing
7:30 p.m. Event ends
Location: NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR
570 Lexington Ave 12th floor, New York, NY 10022
Fee: $25.00 per person*
*Fee includes appetizers and soft drinks. All attendees must register in advance, and sign-ups will close 48 hours before the event date.
Please adhere to the Cornell University guidelines in regard to COVID-19.