Jorge Armenteros was born in Cuba, two years after the revolution led by Fidel Castro. He and his family became political refugees in Madrid, before finally settling in Puerto Rico. He attended Harvard University where he minored in Spanish and Latin American Literature while completing his biomedical engineering degree. After graduating cum laude, he went back to San Juan to study medicine at The University of Puerto Rico. In addition to his... Read More →
Leah Kaminsky is Poetry Editor at the MJA. She is the author of The Waiting Room (Vintage 2015, Harper Perennial US 2016) and We're all Going to Die (Harper Collins, 2016). She edited Writer MD (Knopf US), co-authored Cracking the Code (Vintage 2015) and holds an MFA from VCFA.
Pedram Navab is a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, residing in Los Angeles. He is currently the medical director of a sleep lab in Silverlake. Having been educated at Brown and Stanford, Pedram holds both a master's degree in English/Modern Culture & Media and a J.D. His debut novel, Without Anesthesia, is published by Jaded Ibis Press. The portion of his talk for this event is entitled... Read More →
Thursday March 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm