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Modern Languages and Literatures

Kianny Antigua Captivates Audience

Kianny N. Antigua, an Afro-Latina writer from the Dominican Republic, will be visiting to talk about her writing and present a short micro-fiction workshop. She has published ten books of children’s literature, four of short stories, two collections of poems, a novel, an anthology and a book of microfiction. She has won more than fifteen awards, among them: First Place at the International Latino Book Awards for Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual, 2018; Premio Letras de Ultramar, Children’s Lit., in 2015 & 2017, and in 2016, the XV Concurso Nacional de Cuento Sociedad Cultural Alianza Cibaeña. The same year, she was the honored writer of the XIII Book Fair of Dominican Writers (NYC). Many of her texts have been included and published in anthologies, literary magazines, newspapers and textbooks.