Category Archives: Readings

Event at the Toronto Public Library


I’ll dis­cuss my writ­ing and how I left Cuba to seek cre­ative free­dom and to flee repres­sion on Wednes­day, April 3, from 7 pm to 8 pm. Learn more on the Library’s web­site. I look for­ward to see­ing you there.  

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New Book Announcement


José will read a pas­sage from his new novel and answer ques­tions at: Guild­wood Library in Scar­bor­ough on Sep­tem­ber 7 at 2 p.m., and Lea­side Library on Sep­tem­ber 18 at 7 p.m.

Reading from New Novel


I will be read­ing from my lat­est, still unpub­lished thriller “Rid­ers of Land and Tide,” at Bloor/Gladstone Toronto Library, 1101 Bloor St. West, at 7 p.m. on May 26. A Q&A period will fol­low.   I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there!

Harbord Collegiate


At some point in adult­hood every­one grasps the full mean­ing of the expres­sion “gen­er­a­tion gap.” I par­tially got it when my kids were teenagers. Com­mu­nism made Cuba dif­fer­ent in many ways. For exam­ple, only an insignif­i­cant minor­ity of priv­i­leged peo­ple had video games, cell phones, portable music play­ers and other gad­gets that enter­tain the majority […]

New Events


Two news events have been added.  Please refer to the Events page.

Upcoming Q&A


On July 6, at 1 p.m., I will talk with read­ers and respond to your ques­tions at Tay­lor Pub­lic Library, located at 1440 Kingston Road, Toronto.