Southwest Book Club Meet and Greet with Mirta Ojito at UCF Book Festival
The Southwest Book Club will be attending a Meet and Greet with author Mirta Ojito at the 5th Annual UCF Book Festival to discuss her book, Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town. Drawing on firsthand interviews and on-the-ground reporting, journalist Ojito documents the true story of a Long Island immigrant's murder in 2008. With a strong commitment to telling all sides of the story, Ojito unravels the engrossing narrative with objectivity and insight, providing an invaluable look at one of America's most pressing issues.
Ojito, a newspaper reporter since 1987, has worked for the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and, from 1996 to 2002, the New York Times, where she covered immigration, among other beats, for the Metro desk. She has received numerous awards, including a shared Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 for a series in the Times about race in America. The author of Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York City.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Sandy at Southwest Library for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.835.7323. Admission to the Festival is free.
What: Southwest Book Club's Meet and Greet with Mirta Ojito
When: Saturday, April 5 10:00 a.m.
Where: UCF Book Festival at the UCF Arena