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Dreaming of Puerto Rico: A portrait of the island in images, sound & story

Join us for a night of storytelling from Puerto Rico, hosted by Bethany Van Delft (The Moth, 2 Dope Queens).

WBUR's Simón Rios shares his reporting of the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. His multimedia presentation integrates live music, audio cuts, and photographs by WBUR Photographer Jesse Costa. Audience members are welcome to put their names in a hat to share a personal story about Puerto Rico during the evening.

This event is free - please reserve your seat here. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Simón Rios is a bilingual radio reporter at WBUR, Boston’s NPR News station. He worked as a musician, carpenter’s helper, cab driver and freelance reporter before taking a reporter position at the New Bedford Standard-Times in 2013, and joining WBUR in 2015. Rios has won multiple awards for his print and radio reporting, he plays classical guitar, and speaks Spanish in addition to working Portuguese. He is a native of Boston and a proud Uruguayan-American.

Jesse Costa has been the multimedia producer for WBUR since 2007. He is a visual storyteller focusing on a wide array of topics and issues concerning healthcare, immigration, the environment, the arts and education. Among the many news outlets where his work has been featured include; The Associated Press, The Boston Globe and The Photo District News. His work has won numerous awards, most recently an Edward R. Murrow award for "Excellence in Video"  for Reasonable Doubts: Reopening The Darrell 'Diamond' Jones Case - The Trial in 2017.

Earlier Event: May 28
CLOSED for Memorial Day