The University of Iowa

Mexican Author Cristina Rivera Garza to Present Two Events Nov. 4

October 26th, 2011

Cristina Rivera Garza, one of the most prominent Mexican narrators of the this generation, will present two upcoming events Friday, Nov. 4, on the UI campus.

She will read from her work in Spanish from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre, followed by an English conversation on her experiences as a writer from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Room 315 of Phillips Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Garza is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of numerous books, most recently “Verde Shanghai” (2011). She publishes a weekly column in the Mexican newspaper “Milenio” and actively maintains her blog “No Hay Tal Lugar.”

This lecture is sponsored by the following: the Latin American Studies Program in International Programs; the UI Writers’ Workshop, the Department of English, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the International Writing Program.

For more information, contact Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez at 319-335-3452.