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A conversation with writer María José Maldonado
Join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with writer María José Maldonado (pronouns she/they). Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, María will discuss their forthcoming novel “The Last Men on Earth”.

About “The Last Men on Earth”

“The Last Men On Earth” takes place in 2126, in a future where cisgender boys and men have begun to menstruate due to the dwindling human population caused by climate change, disease and dangerous governments. “The Last Men On Earth” is a coming of age story set in Queens, NY and follows the life of a newly menstruating seventeen-year-old Salvadoran-American boy named Benicio “Beni” Torres.

About María José Maldonado

María José Maldonado (she/they/fairy) is a queer, nonbinary Salvadoran-Ecuadorian writer + interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Queens, NY. Their work explores queerness, feminism and Central American identity through speculative fiction. She hates men and loves Instagram: @saymariajose.

María José is a 2020-2021 Leslie Lohman Artist Fellow, a 2020-2021 Barbara Deming Fund grantee for feminist fiction, 2020-2021 Toronto Queer Film Festival DIY Film Lab grantee for emerging queer filmmakers in Canada, and 2019-2020 Literature Fellow at Queer|Art|Mentorship. They’re a proud alum of Howard University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Prep for Prep and they also graduated from Dartmouth College. Find out more at saymariajose.com.

Jan 19, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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