2017 CN National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

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(November 18, 2017)
Puerto Rican Heritage Month observances in The Bronx brought together some of the finest of its talents. One such calendar of events organized by the non-profit organization Comité Noviembre has endured for over 30 years. The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo represents an important part of their mission — “to create awareness of our rich culture, language, and heritage and to acknowledge and take ownership of it every day but specifically during the month of November.”
A well-rounded group of artisans, crafters, and authors, many associated with the PRIDA collective, brought their unique works to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. All the crafts offered at the annual fair are hand-made and reflect a part of the identity bonds Puerto Ricans/Boricua descendants maintain with their immediate environment, and with the island.

At the Book Expo, a growing community of Fiction & Non-fiction writers, poets, self-publishers, and scholarly researchers covered a wide range of interests and age-groups around Puerto Rican/Nuyorican/Boricua literary experiences.

To learn more about Comité Noviembre, goto: http://www.comitenoviembre.org/wordpress/.

To learn more about PRIDA, goto: http://www.prida.org/.

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