A Visible Heat Rising (reading by Prof. Edén Torres)

Details: Tuesday, March 20, 4th Floor Old Main, Macalester College, 11:50am-1pm, Refreshments provided.

Edén Torres will be reading from her novel in progress, tentatively titled, “A Visible Heat Rising.? The manuscript follows the lives of two Mexican American women growing up­and old­in Minnesota. The main characters, Chita and Fia, come of age in a racist rural township during the Civil Rights era. Outside their homes and friendship they are isolated from Mexican culture. Nevertheless, Chita and Fia bear every tension, every adversity with love, humor, and a good dose of righteous defiance. Though they spend much of their lives romanticisizing the Southwest, they eventually come to understand that through their friendship they've created a Chicana homeland in Minnesota.

Professor Torres is a Professor in Chicana/o Studies and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota and the author of Chicana Without Apology: The New Chicana Cultural Studies. She will visit Macalester in conjunction with Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, “Women Create? explores the connections between feminism and the creative impulse.