Freeport Library welcomes second Hispanic writer

Kianny Antigua stumbled into writing while attending LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City in the early 2000s. The now Dartmouth College adjunct professor and author of “Caléndula” had intended to major in business administration, but her plans changed course.

After taking a Spanish placement exam, she was enrolled in Spanish literature classes. In those courses, she said, she discovered Miguel de Cervantes’s “Don Quixote” and the works of authors like Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar and Elena Poniatowska.

Then, Antigua said, she started to write her own stories. Her first, she said, “was a bad story, but I showed it to my professor, and she said, ‘I see something here. Keep writing.’ I haven’t stopped since.” by Nadya Nataly

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