Michigan Author Series Features Puerto Rican Writer
Puerto Rican writer, scholar and performer Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes visits Alma College as part of the Michigan Author Series.
La Fountain-Stokes will read from his works at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28 in the Anderson Reading Area in the Alma College Library. The public reading is free and open to the public.
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
While La Fountain-Stokes has written many academic articles, his creative work includes fiction, poetry and drama. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Bésame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction (1999) and Los Otros Cuerpos: Antologia de Tematica Gay, Lesbica y Quer Desde Puerto Rico y su Diaspora (2007).
He also has written his own book of short stories titled Uñas Pintadas de Azul/Blue Fingernails (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, 2009). La Fountain’s plays include “¡Escándalo!” (2003) and “Uñas Pintadas de Azul” (2006), an extension of a short story included in his book.
La Fountain-Stokes is an associate professor of American culture and romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan. His areas of research include Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino/Latina literature and culture; theater and performance studies; and queer, lesbian and gay studies.
Posted: Fri, March 18th, 2011 at 9:15AM