Odyssey: 'Habana Libre: A Novella' about Cuba

Writing a book and getting it published is never easy. But what if the tale is set in Cuba, a socialist nation that Americans today rarely set foot in? That's the backstory for a new book by Johns Hopkins writer-in-residence Tim Wendel. He has been to the island three times and recently teamed up with local writer/editor Gregg Wilhelm of CityLit Press to publish Habana Libre: A Novella.

About this book, author Holly Goddard Jones writes that Wendel tells this story of a cast of dreamers, torn between competing loyalties to family, self, and country, "with tender complexity and rich detail." Tim and Gregg will be together to discuss everything from traveling to Cuba, to getting your novel published. In one evening, attendees will hear about the creative process both from the writer's and the editor's points of view. Each registrant will receive, in advance of the event, a copy of Habana Libre, so please register early.

918.097.01 Homewood Campus Thursday, April 30, 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $49

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same sex domestic partners are eligible for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.