Winchester Reads, sponsored by The John & Mary Murphy Educational Foundation with additional support from Book Ends, the Friends of the Winchester Public Library, the Winchester Multicultural Network, Winchester Public Schools, and many enthusiastic volunteers, will present two events related to this year’s book selection. Readers who have enjoyed Carlos Eire’s Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy, the follow-up to his 2003 National Award-winning Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, will look forward to the following events:

Cuba Past and Present: 1950s to 2015— A Panel Discussion 
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road

An informative panel discussion to complement and enhance appreciation for this year’s book selection, Carlos Eire’s Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy. Panelist will include Lou Alvarez, Maria Nicholson, Luis Domench, and Dr. Yamil Kouri. Dr. Kouri will discuss Cuban history and all will share their experiences of being refugees from Castro’s Cuba.

An Evening With Carlos Eire 
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at McCall Middle School, 458 Main St., Winchester

Eire will discuss his book Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy, a memoir about his experiences as an 11-year-old who was part of the airlift of Cuban children sent to Florida from Cuba after the Castro revolution.