Join Luisa Maria Celis with Arrows

May 19, 2009 – Libros Libertad

Tuesday June 23, 7:30pm Vancouver Public Library – Peter Kaye Room, Lower

Level Central Library, 350 West Georgia St. Admission is free. Seating is limited

Join Luisa Maria Celis as she reads from her new novel, Arrows

Arrows: Based on the chronicles of José de Oviedo y Baños, a colonial historian, Luisa Maria Celis' deeply moving, action-packed novel realistically depicts the subjugation of indigenous peoples, but it is also a love story of hope and the possibilities for redemption. The setting is Venezuela, but the context is the human heart.

Biography: Luisa Maria was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Canada in 2000. Arrows was written over a nine-year-period and required extensive research in South America. "More of this story is true than most people will want to believe," she says, "which explains why I had to write it."

Praise: "I am astonished by Arrows. Here is a quintessential conquest novel for all three Americas–North, Central and South." –Alan Twigg, BC Bookworld

For more information about this topic, please contact Manolis Aligizakis by calling 604.838.8796 or e-mail Libros Libertad Publishing at

Also see information about Arrows at our website

Co-sponsored by Vancouver Public Library and Libros Libertad Publishing

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