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2014 Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference: Organizers

Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of Las Comadres para las Americas, an international organization of over 15,000 Latinas. In conjunction with the AAP, Las Comadres sponsors a national book club to promote the work of Latino authors.

Adriana Dominguez is a literary agent with Full Circle Literary. She was formerly the Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the children’s division of the Latino imprint, Rayo. Prior to that, she was Children’s Reviews Editor at Criticas magazine, published by Library Journal.

Brenda Greene, Ph.D. is Professor of English and Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. In her role as Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, Greene has continued the tradition of holding the National Black Writers Conferences (NBWCs) that have been given at Medgar Evers College since 1986. In addition, she has collaborated with various organizations to produce author programs such as the Brother to Brother Literary Symposium, the Gwendolyn Brooks Symposium, and the North Country Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color.

Tina Jordan is Vice President of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Previously, she was the Director of Public Relations and Special Events for BookExpo America.

Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, publishes the award-winning e-zine Latinidad, and is an Editorial Consultant who helps writers get published by editing their work and educating them on the business side of publishing. A member of the Women’s Media Group, she has acted as a judge for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and was formerly an editor with Simon & Schuster.

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