Breakout Writers Series: Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
February 24 7:00 pm
About the Event
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio combines sensitive reporting and powerful personal narratives when telling stories of resilience, madness, and death. In her book The Undocumented Americans, Cornejo Villavicencio reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans, crafting a deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
Join Cornejo Villavicencio in exploring questions of love, duty, family, and survival in an evening centering the complex day-to-day lives of undocumented people.
This event is free and open to the public; RSVP through BMI.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is a writer whose work, which focuses on race, culture, and immigration, has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vogue, Elle, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, n+1, The New Inquiry, and Interview magazine. Born in Ecuador, she later became one of the first undocumented students admitted to Harvard University. She is a fellow at Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective and is currently a doctoral candidate in the American studies program at Yale University.