The Fascinating Life of Isabel Allende

Mar. 11, 2012 / By

A prestigious panel of scholars will discuss the varied influences on author Isabel Allende’s life and writing, including her New York Times bestseller, Zorro, on Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach.

This discussion is one of more than 30 grass root events included in the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s Long Beach Reads One Book.

Dr. Claire Emilie Martin, Professor of Spanish, co-Advisor and Director of the Spanish Program at California State University, Long Beach will serve as moderator. Alicia del Campo, Associate Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach; Dr.Edith Dimo, professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at California State University, Northridge; and Dr. Verónica Cortínez, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss Allendes’ experiences from her early years in Peru and Chile to her current life in California.

The Long Beach Reads One Book Celebration also features a variety of lectures, discussions, movies, TV originals, and activities for children and adults at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens, and Long Beach public libraries.

Information on the 11th Annual Long Beach Reads One Books events can be found at

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