Reyes Ramirez - Ephraim


Oct 6, 2022, 12:00 pm

Author

Reyes Ramirez

Book Title

The Book of Wanderers

City

Ephraim

Central Region

Venue

Snow College
150 College Ave
Ephraim , UT 84627-1550
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Description

Snow Convocations is excited to host Reyes Ramirez, author of the Book of Wanderers.

What do a family of luchadores, a teen on the run, a rideshare driver, a lucid dreamer, a migrant worker in space, a mecha soldier, and a zombie-and-neo-Nazi fighter have in common?
Reyes Ramirez’s dynamic short story collection follows new lineages of Mexican and Salvadoran diasporas traversing life in Houston, across borders, and even on Mars. Themes of wandering weave throughout each story, bringing feelings of unease and liberation as characters navigate cultural, physical, and psychological separation and loss from one generation to the next in a tumultuous nation.

The Book of Wanderers deeply explores Houston, a Gulf Coast metropolis that incorporates Southern, Western, and Southwestern identities near the borderlands with a connection to the cosmos. As such, each story becomes increasingly further removed from our lived reality, engaging numerous genres from emotionally touching realist fiction to action-packed speculative fiction, as well as hallucinatory realism, magical realism, noir, and science fiction.

Fascinating characters and unexpected plots unpack what it means to be Latinx in contemporary—and perhaps future—America. The characters work, love, struggle, and never stop trying to control their reality. They dream of building communities and finding peace. How can they succeed if they must constantly leave one place for another? In a nation that demands assimilation, how can they define themselves when they have to start anew with each generation? The characters in The Book of Wanderers create their own lineages, philosophies for life, and markers for their humanity at the cost of home. So they remain wanderers . . . for now.

Snow Convocations is excited to host Reyes Ramirez, author of the Book of Wanderers.

What do a family of luchadores, a teen on the run, a rideshare driver, a lucid dreamer, a migrant worker in space, a mecha soldier, and a zombie-and-neo-Nazi fighter have in common?

Reyes Ramirez’s dynamic short story collection follows new lineages of Mexican and Salvadoran diasporas traversing life in Houston, across borders, and even on Mars. Themes of wandering weave throughout each story, bringing feelings of unease and liberation as characters navigate cultural, physical, and psychological separation and loss from one generation to the next in a tumultuous nation.

The Book of Wanderers deeply explores Houston, a Gulf Coast metropolis that incorporates Southern, Western, and Southwestern identities near the borderlands with a connection to the cosmos. As such, each story becomes increasingly further removed from our lived reality, engaging numerous genres from emotionally touching realist fiction to action-packed speculative fiction, as well as hallucinatory realism, magical realism, noir, and science fiction.

Fascinating characters and unexpected plots unpack what it means to be Latinx in contemporary—and perhaps future—America. The characters work, love, struggle, and never stop trying to control their reality. They dream of building communities and finding peace. How can they succeed if they must constantly leave one place for another? In a nation that demands assimilation, how can they define themselves when they have to start anew with each generation? The characters in The Book of Wanderers create their own lineages, philosophies for life, and markers for their humanity at the cost of home. So they remain wanderers . . . for now.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
- ASL interpretation provided if requested by 5-star Interpretation.
- Livestream available here: https://snow.edu/academics/convocation/index.html
- Parking: Accessible parking spaces for the venue (Eccles Center for the Performing Arts) are available in the parking lot directly across the street. Accessible walkways from the parking lot to the venue are in place and there is a ramp from the lower lobby to the upper lobby of the Eccles Center where the concert hall doors are. There is a wheelchair elevator for patrons who desire accessible seating at the front of the concert hall.
- Seating: Accessible seating is available at the front and at the rear of the concert hall in the Eccles Center.
- Bathrooms: Men's and women's bathrooms in the Eccles Center are equipped for disabled persons. A bathroom for trans people and families is available across the street in the Activities Center.
- No on-site sensory kit
- No mask policy
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Snow College.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Snow College.

Genre

Fiction

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