WHAT: Arte Publico Press presents “Exploring Latino Literature”
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Fort Bend County Libraries University Branch
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Take advantage of this opportunity to meet leaders in Latino lit! The founder/director of Arte Público Press, Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, gives an overview of Latino literature and introduces three renowned authors, Sarah Cortez, Manuel Ramos and Gwendolyn Zepeda, who will talk about their work.
NICOLÁS KANELLOS is the Brown Foundation professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. He also directs the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, a national project to locate, study, index and commit to print and electronic media the whole of U.S. Hispanic literature from colonial times to 1960.
Poet SARAH CORTEZ has had her work anthologized in numerous publications and has also edited several collections of short stories including “You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens” (Piñata Books, 2011) and “Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence” (Arte Público Press, 2013).
MANUEL RAMOS is the recipient of several literary awards and the author of numerous novels, including “The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories” (2015) and “Desperado: A Mile High Noir” (2013). He lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
GWENDOLYN ZEPEDA, Houston’s first poet laureate, is the author of several books for adults and children including two poetry collections, a short story collection, three novels and four bilingual picture books for children.
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