The Miami campus’ “Guest Author Series” is at it again; this time with award-winning journalist, creative writer, and inspired college professor Cecilia M. Fernandez. Fernandez began her writing career at the University of California-Berkeley where she reported for the campus newspaper and edited the campus magazine. Her work has appeared in Latina Magazine, Accent Miami, Upstairs at the Duroc, Vista Magazine, and Le Siecle de George Sand.
The author shared her passion for immigrant literature and read from her latest memoir entitled Leaving Little Havana, which was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Book Contest. The author’s experiences resonated with many of the students at the Miami campus. They were captivated by her imagery and honesty; many students decided to purchase her latest work, and asked the author to dedicate the book to their mothers. It was truly an unforgettable experience!