December 1, 2005
Source: Acadia University:
Acadia University to celebrate Tales of the Monkey King by Acadia writer-in-residence Benjamín Santamaría
(Wolfville, NS) - On Friday, December 9th at 1 p.m. in the Garden Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia University will celebrate the publication of Tales of the Monkey King by Acadia writer-in-residence Benjamín Santamaría.
Benjamín has worked tirelessly to save the street children of Mexico. While living there, he worked with these children, and each night, shared with them the inspirational and reassuring story of the Monkey King. Now living in Canada, Benjamín is committed to sharing the story, both of the Monkey King, and of the plight of the street children of Mexico, with North American readers.
During the celebration, guests will learn about the relevance of Benjamín’s work and hear a short reading. Copies of Tales of the Monkey King will be available for sale on-site. A reception will follow.
Tales of the Monkey King was published by Tundra Books of Toronto on November 8th, 2005. The 32-page picture book is appropriate for children ages 6 to 8. Benjamín Santamaría is Acadia’s first writer-in-residence under the Scholar at Risk program promoted by PEN Canada. The program is designed to host writers in exile like Benjamín who have been compelled to leave their homeland because they were not able to write freely.
For more information contact:
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of Communications and Public Affairs