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FeriaProv21 Presentation: Sussy Santana

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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Providence, RI 02940

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Sussy Santana is a poet, performer, and cultural organizer born in the Dominican Republic. Her work explores the bi-cultural and bilingual experience through text and performance. Santana authored Pelo Bueno y Otros Poemas, RADIO ESL, a poetry cd and the chapbook Poemas Domésticos. Her poems have been featured in various anthologies and magazines. Santana is a 2015 MacColl Johnson Fellowship recipient, the first Latina writer to win the distinction. She has coordinated La Feria, an artisan’s market in Providence, Rhode Island, since 2014.

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Sussy Santana es poeta, intérprete y organizadora cultural nacida en la República Dominicana. Su trabajo explora la experiencia bi-cultural y bilingüe a través del texto y la oralidad. Santana es autora de Pelo Bueno y Otros Poemas, RADIO ESL, un cd de poesía, y el chapbook Poemas Domésticos. Sus poemas se han incluído y destacado en una variedad de antologías y revistas culturales. En 2015 Santana fue la primera escritora latina en recibir la MacColl Johnson Fellowship. Desde 2014 ha sido la coordinadora de La Feria, un mercado artesanal en Providence, Rhode Island.

Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence 2021 is presented by Providence Community Library and Providence College, with event partners Rhode Island Center for the Book and Pawtucket Public Library. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a generous grant from City of Providence Department of Arts, Culture + Tourism.

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