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May 18 EVENT: The Making of Yolanda La Bruja

May 18 EVENT: The Making of Yolanda La Bruja

Lorraine Avila + Jehan Giles

Reparations Club
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WHO & WHAT: An IRL EVENT with author Lorraine Avila, discussing her debut YA novel The Making of Yolanda La Bruja, moderated by Jehan Giles

WHEN: Thursday May 18th, 2023 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)

WHERE: In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016)

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions. 


HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:

• IRL Ticket w/ Signed Book: Guaranteed entry w/ reserved signed book copy (please choose 'Local Pickup' to waive shipping at checkout)

• Free IRL *RSVP*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies may be available for purchase during the event. 

Please email us if you have any additional needs or accessibility concerns.


Lorraine Avila (she/they) is a storyteller. She was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and has Caribbean roots. Avila spent a decade as an educator in the K-12 education system. She has a BA from Fordham University in English, an MA in Teaching from New York University, and an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. The Making of Yolanda La Bruja is her YA debut.

Jehan Giles is a Teacher-Librarian, community archivist, and 2 time NEH Fellow. Jehan is a cultural worker that focuses on the improvement of the lives of children and Black & Brown Women through pedagogy, programming, and restorative practice. Jehan's author interviews include President Barack Obama, 2022 Guggenheim Fellow Dr. Keisha N. Blain, and MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award Winner Dr. Tiya Miles.


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