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Diana Rojas in Conversation with Annell Lopez

October 2 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm as we celebrate Diana Rojas’ debut book, Litany of Saints: A Triptych

Diana Rojas will be in conversation with Annell Lopez. The discussion and reading will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

“Three stories offer an intriguing look into the lives of Costa Rican characters—Ticos—as they deal with their roles in their families and society. Rojas weaves expertly between distinct stories and families, creating a network of Costa Rican experience that is equally loving and critical. She shows her readers that no homeland is perfect—not even “paradise.” An engrossing debut that sees both the good and bad sides of Costa Rica.”—Kirkus Reviews

Diana Rojas‘ debut fiction Litany of Saints: A Triptych was published by Arte Público Press in April 2024. A graduate of NYU, she has written in everything from large daily newspapers to niche newsletters. Diana grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey, has lived in five different countries and currently lives, taxed and unrepresented, in Washington, DC.

Annell López is a Dominican immigrant. She is the winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize and the author of the short story collection I’LL GIVE YOU A REASON from the Feminist Press. A Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops, her work has also received support from Tin House and has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Michigan Quarterly Review, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. López received her MFA from the University of New Orleans. She is working on a novel.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held upstairs at our shop.

If you have a service dog, please let us know ahead of time so we can put away our devious shop cat.


October 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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