MIT Reads: A Cup of Water Under My Bed with Daisy Hernandez

MIT Reads: A Cup of Water Under My Bed with Daisy Hernandez

November 7, 2019
1-190; 33 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Book signing, 4:30pm.
Author talk and Q&A, 5:30pm.

Read the book and join the conversation!  Join us for an evening with Daisy Hernández, the author of MIT Reads‘ fall selection.

Daisy Hernández is the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed, coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, and the former editor of ColorLines magazine. She has reported for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate, and she has written for NPR’s All Things Considered and CodeSwitch. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Aster(ix),Bellingham Review, Brevity, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Juked, and Rumpus among other journals. A contributing editor for the Buddhist magazine Tricycle, Daisy is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio.

Event Details:

Book signing, 4:30pm. (Books will be available for sale at this time)

Author talk and Q&A, 5:30pm.

This event is sponsored by the MIT Libraries, Hermanas Unidas, Title IX & Bias Response, the Sloan School of Management, and the Institute Community and Equity Office.

Your participation is important to us: please let us know by Oct. 24 if you require any accommodations to join us.

About the book

In her coming-of-age memoir, Hernández reflects on her struggle to make sense of the competing expectations of her family, her community, and her own personal desires. Tackling issues of race, class, feminism, and queer sexuality, Hernández examines how the experiences of her past informed her ability to create a new kind of life for herself, without having to abandon the people and the places that shaped her.