In her new novel The River Flows North, author Graciela Limón tells a story common to most immigrants crossing the dangerous Sonora desert into the U.S. While fiction, Riverexamines the very real situations the immigrants face, both at home and in the United States. They are often leaving behind an unstable, corrupt government, guerrilla wars, and both human and drug trafficking. And if they make it through the treacherous desert, theyre finding the promised land of America is increasingly unwelcoming and difficult to navigate. Limóns reading, part of the 2009 Texas Sor Juana Festival, precedes a screening of Children in No Mans Land, a documentary about the thousands of unaccompanied minors whove made the journey north. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-743-2846 or visit www.mfah.org. Free.
Thu., April 23, 6:30 p.m., 2009