Join us for an evening of Uruguayan literature and music with author Tessa Bridal and Lonjas de Minnesota.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 7:00 pm
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue
Sponsored by Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas, this special event will feature live Afro-Uruguayan candombe music played by the group Lonjas de Minnesota.
Next, Uruguayan author Tessa Bridal will read from her new novel, River of Painted Birds, and discuss the native, African, and European cultures represented in the book. The novel appeared simultaneously in English and Spanish versions in October of 2015.
Tessa Bridal was born and raised in Uruguay. Now living in Minnesota, she won the Milkweed Prize for Fiction and Friends of American Writers Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Tree of Red Stars.
Her new book takes us back to times and places rarely explored in fiction. Bridal has also published two nonfiction books on the use of theater in museums, based on her acclaimed work at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.