• María López de León and Pedro Rodriguez
    Cultivating Latino Arts: Video Interview with María López De León

    In this video interview with María López De León, she recounts her longstanding personal and professional dedication to the promotion of Latino arts, community, and culture. Ms. López is the Executive Director and a board member for the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. She was also nominated by President Obama to be a member for the National Council on the Arts in 2012.

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  • Exile Hangout: Venezuela
    Exile Hangout: Venezuela

    In this Exile Hangout, writer-in-residence Israel Centeno engages Venezuelan authors Liliana Lara, Juan Carlos Chirinos, and Juan Carlos Mendez Guedez. They reveal the realities of living overseas as Venezuelan writers and they expand upon what it means to truly live “in exile” within and outside their country of origin.

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  • Freedom Chat
    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrea Daza Tapia

    In the third installment of Sampsonia Way’s “The Freedom Chat”, journalist Andrea Daza Tapia shines a light on the media blackouts in Venezuela, reaffirms the power of social media, and she details the detriments incurred from the conflation of roles between media professionals and politicians.

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  • Cuban-Newrrative
    A Reading at City of Asylum: Generation Zero

    January 31, 2014 marked the launch of Sampsonia Way’s first anthology Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction. In this video, Pittsburgh’s Josh Raulerson (WESA) as well as American novelist and college professor Angie Cruz read from the new release.

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    Exile Hangout: Cuba

    In this Exile Hangout, Cuban writers including Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Lien Carrazana Lau, Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto”, and Elena Victoria Molina speak about an anthology of Cuban short stories published by Sampsonia Way. They nuance Cuban literary generations and how “censorship is creating new spaces” in current conversations.

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  • Freedom Chat
    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali

    Sampsonia Way is excited to announce its newest series: The Freedom Chat. Through Skype we are reaching out to journalists and other media figures from around the world to share their firsthand experiences with censorship, repression, and exile. In this very first Freedom Chat, Naziha Syed Ali comments on a multitude of threats felt by journalists in Pakistan.

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