Authors from diverse backgrounds share path to success

M. Evelina Galang will be part of a discussion at Macy's Aventura co-sponsored by Books and Books

Two retailers - Macy's and Books & Books - have teamed up for a special literary presentation: Faces of America.

The event is centered on four authors from diverse cultural backgrounds discussing their paths to success in the U.S.

The conversation starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Macy's Aventura  Fashion Store, level 2.

Hosted by Local 10 Weekend News anchor Neki Mohan, the panel is free and open to the public. However, with any purchase of $40 or more, customers will receive an autographed book from the author of their choice.


Pictures: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Meet National Book Award finalist, Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat, (Krik, Krak & Brother, I’m Dying); best-selling Jordanian-American author Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise, The Language of Baklava); Filipina-American and director of the MFA Creative Writing Department at the University of Miami M. Evelina Galang (One Tribe, Her Wild American Self) and the “Meatless Mondays” blogger at the Huffington Post, Ellen Kanner (Feeding the Hungry Ghost). 

This event is part of Macy’s American Icons campaign - a cross-country tribute to the beloved traditions, people and landscapes of America from baseball and drive-in movies to legendary designers and cooking demonstrations.