Local Author Andrea Amosson to Hold Public Reading at the Wild Detectives

Local Dallas Author to Hold Reading and Signing Event

Andrea Amosson, author of the short story collection Told from the Hips, announced today that she will be holding a reading and signing event at the Wild Detectives in Dallas on March 16, 2016 at 7:30pm. 

Andrea will read selections from Told from the Hips followed by a signing and discussion moderated by Doctor José Espericueta, a professor of Latin American Literature from the Modern Languages Department of the University of Dallas. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Told from the Hips will be available for purchase.

Told from the Hips is a collection of short stories that feature strong women and the strength they have within them to handle any challenging situation that comes their way. These women come from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one thing they all have in common is solid hips. Their stories are inscribed upon their skin with inks of sweat and blood, turning their bodies into the pages narrating their lives. The stories in Told from the Hips are empowering, relatable, and thought-provoking.

Told from the Hips was originally published in Spanish as Cuentos Encaderados,” says Amosson, “It was very important to me that the voices of each of the narrators was kept intact in the translation and I’m very happy to say they were. I’m excited that my characters and their stories are now able to reach readers in two languages.”

Andrea teaches a weekly creative writing class, the only one in Spanish language in the Dallas area, and she has founded a free, Spanish only, book club for the Hispanic population. The book club now has more than 30 members and celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary last October.  She is also the founder of “La farmacia de la Ñ”, a literary group of Hispanic writers and poets of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, that offers free public literary events to the Hispanic population, in order to promote reading and writing; and to open space to share the Latin-American culture. To learn more, go to http://www.andreaamosson.com/ ​

The Wild Detectives is located at 314 W Eighth St. Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX 75208.  Further information about the bookstore can be found at http://thewilddetectives.com/.

For more information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Andrea Amosson, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or kelsey@bookpublicityservices.com.