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Julia Alvarez

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All about doulas - with Julia Alvarez

Waking Parent

This week, I talk to full-spectrum doula Julia Alvarez. We discuss the role of a doula, her love of all things birth and how she found this path, why postpartum self-care for the birthing parent is so important, and she also shares some of her parenting advice from her many years of experience as a nanny. Learn more about Julia Alvarez Follow her on Instagram @littlerosedoulaFollow me on Instagram @coaching_with_corinne


7 May 2021

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59. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, coming of age stories, and sweeping historical fiction

Novel Pairings

Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. We kept this conversation spoiler-free, so choose your own adventure: listen before, during, or after reading this historical fiction classic. As always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our main classic, including an under-the-radar memoir in translation and an upcoming family story about sisters and secrets.   For access to our next nerdy class and bonus episodes every Friday,  join our Classics Club: patreon.com/novelpairings.com. Connect with us  on Instagram or Twitter. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates and behind-the-scenes info. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription and support independent bookstores. Skip to the pairings with this timestamp: [37:00] These links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, Novel Pairings will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! . . . . . . . . . Chelsey Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Amazon) Days in the Caucasus by Banine (Amazon) Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepytys (Amazon) Sara Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Amazon) The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargos Llosa (Amazon) One Two Three by Laurie Frankel, out  June 8 (Amazon) Also mentioned: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Amazon) The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Amazon) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Amazon) Pick of the week: Mark your calendars for Elizabeth Acevedo’s next novel.

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4 May 2021

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#20 Wie Frauen zu Revolutionärinnen werden - “Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge” von Julia Alvarez - Literaturwettbewerb "Wir sind Lesenswert"

Die Buch. Der feministische Buchpodcast

Wie wird frau zur Revolutionärin? Und wie wirkt sich Geschlecht auf Revolution und Protest aus? Wir sprechen in dieser Folge über die held*innenhaften Mirabal-Schwestern und das Buch “Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge” von Julia Alvarez. “Höchste Zeit, dass wir Frauen in diesem Land ein Mitspracherecht bekommen.”(Julia Alvarez in Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge) “Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge” erzählt die Geschichte der Mirabal-Schwestern. Sie waren im Untergrund gegen die Diktatur der Dominikanischen Republik tätig, bevor sie 1960 getötet wurden. Julia Alvarez zeichnet in ihrem Roman ein persönliches Bild der unterschiedlichen Schwestern, die alle ihren eigenen Weg suchen, um für Gerechtigkeit zu kämpfen. Wir sprechen in dieser Folge nicht nur über den differenzierten Blick, den Alvarez auf die oft mystifizierten Schwestern wirft. Wir sprechen auch darüber, was Geschlecht mit Protest zu tun hat, warum Frauen oft aus anderen Gründen protestieren als Männer, gegenderte Protest-Taktiken – und warum sich der Gender Gap in konfrontativen Aufständen schließt. Am Ende der Folge erwartet euch außerdem noch der Hinweis auf den Literaturwettbewerb “wir sind lesenswert” und ein kurzes Interview mit der letztjährigen Finalistin Valeria Anna Lampert. In dieser Folge sprechen Julia Email Instagram Facebook Sophia Email Instagram Facebook Vorschau & Kontakt Die*Buch Website Die*Buch auf Instagram Die*Buch Kontakt-Email Die*Buch auf Facebook Schaut auf unserem Instagram-Profil vorbei oder schickt uns einfach eine Email an plaudern@diebuch.at. Bis zum nächsten Mal!


31 Mar 2021

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Latino Book Review Presents Julia Alvarez

Latino Book Review Presents

Julia Alvarez is one of the most recognizable faces in Latinx literature. She has won the Hispanic Heritage Award, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award, and in 2013 she was awarded the National Medal of Arts from the President of the United States. In this interview with Héctor "Vale" Rendón, Julia Alvarez talks about her identity and the role it has in her writing, her time in the Dominican Republic, the impact of her family's stories, her writing process, and much more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latino-book-review/support


19 Mar 2021

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Get To Know The Mirabal Sisters, with writer Julia Alvarez!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Get to know the Mirabal Sisters a little better with writer Julia Alvarez! She wrote the book In the Time of the Butterflies all about the sisters and she tells us more about their incredible impact on the Dominican Republic and why they're a personal inspiration to her. (Headshot photographed by Bill Eichner)Julia's BIOBorn in New York City in 1950, Julia Alvarez's parents returned to their native country, Dominican Republic, shortly after her birth. Ten years later, the family was forced to flee to the United States because of her father’s involvement in a plot to overthrow the dictator, Trujillo. Alvarez has written novels (How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, ¡Yo!, In the Name of Salomé, Saving the World, Afterlife), collections of poems (Homecoming, The Other Side/ El Otro Lado, The Woman I Kept to Myself), nonfiction (Something to Declare, Once Upon A Quinceañera, and A Wedding in Haiti), and numerous books for young readers (including the Tía Lola Stories series, Before We Were Free, finding miracles, Return to Sender and Where Do They Go?).  Alvarez’s awards include the Pura Belpré and Américas Awards for her books for young readers, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. In 2013, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.


18 Mar 2021

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“Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez

All About Books

Anotonia Vega is a professor of English and an immigrant, she confronts the loss of her husband in the novel, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez. The story follows Vega as she continues to seek inspiration from literature to guide her though new challenges.


17 Feb 2021

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Episode QS7: John Freeman + Julia Alvarez (July 9, 2020)

The Greenlight Bookstore Podcast

Poet, essayist and editor John Freeman talks with novelist Julia Alvarez about his poetry collection The Park and her novel Afterlife.  A beautiful cross-genre conversation ensues about public space, strangers, what we owe to our fellow humans, and the language and effects of poetry. (Recorded May 5, 2020)

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9 Jul 2020

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Julia Alvarez (Rebroadcast)

The Archive Project

Julia Alvarez reflects on her dual childhood in the Dominican Republic and in the United States: living in a world under the hand of a dictator; her poor performance in school but robust and diverse education at home; her difficult time adjusting to immigrant life and the prejudice she faced; the sixth grade teacher who showed her the world that existed within books; and her realization that 1) intelligence comes in many forms and 2) imagination can save you. “One thing that hasn’t changed is my faith in the power of stories. Even before I came into English, or became a reader, or wanted to be a writer, stories were helping me find my way to the person I would become, the writer who stands before you today.” “One thing the Dictator Trujillo could not repress was the irrepressible need of the human creature for stories.” “Ours was not a literary culture but an oral culture, a storytelling culture . . . Years later, when I attended a graduate program in creative writing, I would realize that all that I was being taught about character and plot and timing and rhythm and lyricism and metaphor I had learned in my home land, in many cases by people who could not read or write or had minimal book learning. It was an important discovery for me to make as a young writer.” Julia Alvarez was born in New York City on March 17, 1950, the second of four daughters. Three months later, her parents returned to their native Dominican Republic after a self-imposed exile from General Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship. When her parents became involved in an underground movement to overthrow Trujillo, the Alvarez family was forced to flee the Dominican Republic in order to escape imprisonment. They returned to the United States in August of 1960, when Alvarez was 10 years old. The immigrant experience and bicultural identity is the subject of much of Alvarez’s fiction and poetry, including her popular first novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, which was published in 1991. Since then, Alvarez has gone on to publish more than 20 additional works. The post Julia Alvarez (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Literary Arts.


24 Jun 2020

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Julia Alvarez - Interview #623 (5/11/20)

Write The Book: Conversations on Craft

Vermont Author Julia Alvarez on her new novel, Afterlife (Algonquin).  This week I have two Write the Book Prompts to offer, both generously suggested by my guest, Julia Alvarez. First, a prompt she learned about when she was researching titles for her book. In considering the title Afterlife, she researched, as authors do, to be sure her book’s title was original and unique. As she did this work, she found out about another book titled Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by the neuroscientist David Eagleman. The book offers forty short, imaginative narratives on the theme of God and the afterlife. Julia says the pieces are sometimes funny, sometimes not, but they are all clever and inspiring. She suggests a writing prompt in which we write such a piece: a 2-3 page vignette that imagines what happens when we leave this life. The second prompt Julia suggests is to write a six-word story or bio. Hemingway famously penned this one: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Julia was once asked to contribute to a book titled NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, edited by Smith Magazine. As Julia points out, it can be hard to do! If you like, you can narrow it down to what your life is like in this particular year. Either way, here is a six-word prompt for you, from Julia Alvarez:  Write your story in six words. Good luck with your work in the coming week, and tune in next week for another prompt or suggestion. Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro


11 May 2020

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Julia Alvarez Examines Her Life as a Writer

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

“The book stays with somebody in a way that not a lot of narratives do. Afterlife could be about this time, as well.” Beloved Dominican author, Julia Alvarez takes about her first novel in 14 years. Livestreamed between South Florida and Vermont.Host: Mitchell Kaplan Producer: Carmen LucasEditor: Lit Hub Radiohttps://booksandbooks.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


1 May 2020