• Friends of the Library/Hamline Author Bios

    On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 writers published in the anthology A Good Time for the Truth (Sun Yung Shin, ed.) will read from and discuss their essays at 6-8 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library (1558 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul, MN 55104). Opening reception followed by readings.

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Libraries, the Hamline-Midway Library Association, and Hamline University.

    IBé

    IBé

    IBé is many things, and they all orbit around being father to his son and daughters. He lives in the Middle of the Atlantic, hoping his children make it to America (without leaving Africa behind). He writes poetry and passes it off as spoken word. Or maybe it is the other way around.

    Rodrigo Sanchez

    Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria

    Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria is a writer and spoken word poet of Peruvian heritage involved with Palabristas, a Minnesota-based Latin@ poets collective. He is an MFA student at Hamline University and writes about fatherhood, the duality of two cultures in English, Spanglish, and Spanish, and issues pertaining to his community.

    Sherry Quan Lee

    Sherry Quan Lee

    Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Her most recent book, Love Imagined: a mixed race memoir, was a 2015 Minnesota Book Award finalist.