Book Signing: María Pérez-Gómez
Join us for a reading and a live musical performance of songs inspired by María Pérez-Gómez’s book, The Magical Closet Mystery. María will be signing copies of her book and exploring how writing and music help us move through the healing process in a way that can only be described as magic!
The Statler Café is excited to host the author as she discusses how creativity can be used as a tool for handling grief. María has navigated the heavier subjects of life through storytelling and song and invites you into the conversation.
Born in Buffalo, NY, María Pérez-Gómez moved to Puerto Rico when she was eleven after the tragic loss of her baby brother. While she has lived in Buffalo for most of her adult life, María is “as boricua as a coquí.” She is as profoundly Puerto Rican as the little frog whose constant song has made it emblematic of the island itself. Her greatest goal as an artist is to craft stories in which other Latino(é) children can see themselves and help children of all backgrounds develop resilience. In addition to being an author, María has a long history as a playwright, performer, and vocalist.