Writer will tell of husband’s deportation

Post-Bulletin staff

Author Giselle Stern Hernández, a U.S.-born citizen, will tell the story of her husband’s deportation to Mexico in a solo performance titled "The Deportee’s Wife" at the University Center Rochester.

Stern Hernández, a New York native, moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico, in 2001 after her husband was deported there. She has a degree in English from Hunter College CUNY and a master’s in creative writing from Naropa University, as part of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

In 2005, she received a Zora Neale Hurston Award from Naropa and is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Multicultural Playwriting Grant.

The story-telling performance by Stern Hernández begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday in room CF 202 at the University Center, 859 30th Ave. S.E.


A discussion of migration issues will follow the performance.

Admission is free. For more information, call 280-5049.

For more information,

go to

What To Read Next
Get Local