Trinity University Press invites you to a conversation with Corky Parker, author of the book LA FINCA: LOVE, LOSS, AND LAUNDRY ON A TINY PUERTO RICAN ISLAND and Kelly Thompson, founder and executive director of ViequesLove. At age forty, Parker surrendered to her Swept Away meets Swiss Family Robinson fantasy of running an inn far from her home in the Pacific Northwest. For the next twenty-plus years Parker ran La Finca Caribe, an eco-lodge in Vieques, Puerto Rico. What started as a rough-and-tumble dream grew into a paradise enjoyed by guests from around the world. Sketchbook in hand, Parker chronicled her adventures living with the land. People who register for the event will receive a discount code for 10% off the purchase of the book at tupress.org with a portion of the proceeds going back to ViequesLove, a nonprofit formed the day that Hurricane Maria struck Vieques as a category 5 storm. The organization quickly raised over a million dollars, was the first to land a plane on Vieques five days after the storm, and became critical in the recovery of the island.
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