English department hosts lecture, reading with Kathleen Alcala
Posted: 03/26/2002
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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