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Students To Read at THE ARTS Gallery



Students To Read 'Real Women Have Curves' at THE ARTS Gallery

November 7, 2006 - Collin County Community College District will present a student- and faculty-led reading of "Real Women Have Curves" Thursday, Nov. 16.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the THE ARTS gallery at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A reception will follow the reading.

"Real Women Have Curves," a play, was written by one of the nation's preeminent writers Josefina Lopez, who was one of the screenwriters for the award-winning 2002 film adaptation.

"Real Women Have Curves" chronicles the trials of five "full-figured" Mexican-American women who labor to keep their small sewing factory afloat in east Los Angeles.

The women discuss and contemplate their love lives, children and dreams for the future. The play is a telling opus of the Latina immigrant experience, the celebration of real women's bodies, the power of women and the bond that is formed when women work together.

The event is free and open to the public.

Visit Lopez's website at www.josefinalopez.com for more information about "Real Women Have Curves" and other works.

For more information, contact English professor Lisa Roy-Davis at lrdavis@collin.edu.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.