A lecture and reading by award-winning novelist Kathleen Alcalá will be Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union auditorium.
The event - organized by the UTPA Department of English - will provide students and the community an opportunity to hear Alcalá read from her works. There also will be a question-and-answer session after the reading, along with a reception and book signing.
Alcalá - author of the Mexico trilogy "Spirits of the Ordinary," "The Flower in the Skull" and "Treasures in Heaven" - is a well-known Mexican-American writer whose works have received the Western States Book Award, the Governer's Writers Award and a Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award. She is also co-founder and contributing editor of the "Raven Chronicles."
In the past, the department has sponsored readings with other prominent authors, including Sandra Cisneros and Pulitzer Prize-winners W. D. Snodgrass and James Dickey.
For more information on the event, contact Dr. Steven Schneider, Department of English chair, at 956/381-3421 or at firstname.lastname@example.org