TARPON SPRINGS - Lunch & Learn with Author Marisella Veiga as she describes 50 Years Later: An Exile Returns to Cuba Thursday, June 26, at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Talk begins at noon. Tickets are $15, $12 members and students. Price includes talk, catered box lunch and soft drink. For tickets or more information, call the box office 727-942-5605 or visit TarponArts.org. Please call the Box Office in advance if you have special dietary needs.
Marisella Veiga was born in Havana, Cuba, and went into exile with her family in 1960. Her return to Cuba after 50 years was a transformative experience. She speaks about the trip and how it has affected her.
She is a professor of English Literature at Flagler College and is an accomplished author. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and literary anthologies. Veiga won The Pushcart Prize in Fiction, and the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Best Short Story in The Caribbean Writer.
She is a nationally syndicated columnist with Hispanic Link News Service. Recently, she released the spoken word recording, Square Watermelons: Ten Essays on Living with Two Cultures.