Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rhode Island writer returns for a reading~

It's the late 1980's, I was so angry with my parents. I graduated High School June 1990 (barely graduating) and I'm living in Warwick, Rhode Island. The transition from my beloved New York City to suburban aka "the sticks" Warwick felt like I was living in the country. RI was a hard transition to make. The nights were filled with crickets, tranquility, clean streets, green grass and peaceful quiet. Living there scared the hell out of me. I missed the comforting sound of gun shots, horns honking in congested traffic and mad chaos.

Two years after graduating High School I would become a mother and this is where my journey to Finding Your Force begins.

I hope you will join me in what will be one of the most special readings of my life because a large chunk of my memoir and who I am today was formed in Rhode Island.

Venue: Roots@Providence Inner City Arts
Thursday, September 29th
7:00-10:00 PM
276 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

We would like to invite you to a special reading of FindingYour Force A Journey to Love by Alicia Anabel Santos this Thursday, September29th in Providence, RI and possibly having Finding Your Force, A Journey to Love housed in your bookstore. Alicia will have books available evening of event.

Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love is a memoir written inthe form of a love letter to a daughter. In this intimate conversation wejourney into the darkest parts of Alicia’s soul. We walk with her as she digsdeep underneath the ruins where all her secrets are kept. Santos is beingcalled on an excavation to stop running and face those moments that havetransformed her from surviving rape, healing through loss and coming out as alesbian. This is a journey about life, death and rebirth. Alicia tells herdaughter a story that is raw and heart wrenching. It is not a love story butdefinitely a story of love. The book is available on Amazon for $19.99. Copieswill also be available for sale at the event.


Alicia Anabel Santos is a Latina Writer, Producer and Playwright. She is a NewYork-born Dominican raised in Rhode Island who is passionate about writingworks that empower and inspire women to find their voices. Currently, she iscompleting her historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of theRevolution. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group.Santos has been traveling for three years working on the documentaryAfrolatinos: The Untaught Story (WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV) andher play I WAS BORN was chosen as part of the ONE Festival in NYC, where shetakes you through the labyrinth of Latin America where seven brave women tellyou their stories. Alicia lives in Harlem, NYC with her daughter Courtniana.She works as a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abusetowards women and children. She attended New York University and Rhode IslandCollege.


“I have so much respect for your spirit, strength and sincerity. Many peoplearen’t able to survive the kind of trauma that you are writing about.”

“I am so proud of you for standing up for your words, for realizing your worth,over and over again. I’m happy that you show your humanness and allow yourreaders to see where you hurt and to see you revive and gain strength again.People respond because you initiate -dialogue, thoughts, words! You also showwhat you won't tolerate, the non-negotiable. Part of that involves the spacethat no one is allowed to enter unless you give them access, which shows youare still in control. How do you stay strong? By staying true to all that youare now and all that you are growing to become!”


Sofrito Entertainment, Isis Storm, and Providence Inner CityArts Presents: Alicia Anabel Santos at Native Tongues & Spoken Words: BilingualPoetry Night and Open Mic in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Thursday,September 29, 7:00-10:00 PM. Venue: Roots Café @ Providence Inner City Artslocated @ 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Author can booked for speaking engagements by emailing Emma Diaz @

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