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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet cancels FESTIBA appearance
By Office of University Relations
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Posted: 02/28/2007
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W.D. Snodgrass, 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, has canceled his appearance Thursday, March 1, at The University of Texas-Pan American’s first Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) due to an illness.

Filling in for Snodgrass will be award-winning historian Leon Fink, who will speak Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Student Union. He will discuss “The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South.” Fink will also serve as the Rondel Davidson Lecture Series speaker at 7 p.m. in the UTPA Library Media Theater.

Fink is a Distinguished Professor of History and University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he serves on the executive committee of the Institute for the Humanities. He is also the author and editor of seven books.

The goal of FESTIBA, a three-day event held March 1-3 on the UTPA campus, is to encourage literacy and broaden the cultural awareness of South Texas through numerous mediums – literature, drama, dance, music, art, and much more – while also recognizing the talented arts and humanities faculty and students at UTPA.

For further information on FESTIBA, call the College of Arts and Humanities at 956/381-2175.