An Evening with Gwendolyn Zepeda

Fortune-tellers, interracial relationships and plain old female frustration are the topics on hand today at the Houston Public Library’s An Evening with Gwendolyn Zepeda. The author of the humorously titled Houston, We Have a Problema, Zepeda was raised in Houston and has won two Houston Arts Alliance literary fellowships. During today’s reading and signing, she’ll share bits from Problema, the tale of Jessica Luna, a 26-year-old so frustrated with her lack of direction that she decides to rely entirely on “signs” — those from a fortune-teller among them — to make choices about life, work and especially men. Zepeda has taken a comedic approach to man-related issues before: Her first book was a collection of short stories called To the Last Man I Slept with and All the Jerks Just Like Him. Needless to say, you might want to make this a girls’ night out. 7 pm. 500 McKinney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.
Thu., May 21, 7 p.m., 2009
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