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Author Cristina García- Fiction Reading/ Book Signing

When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Alkek Library 7th floor Wittliff Collections
Description:

Some of Cristina García's writings incorporate themes of mental health such as dealing with tragedy, addiction, and self destruction, as seen in the series of poems entitled "The Lesser Tragedy of Death."

Cristina García is the author of six novels: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, and King of Cuba, recently published by Scribner. García is the editor of two anthologies, Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature. She is also the author of two works for young readers, The Dog Who Loved the Moon and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox, published in 2008, a collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death, published in 2010, and Dreams of Significant Girls, a young-adult novel set in a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 14 languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. García is currently serving as the University En dowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, the Wittliff Collections and Texas State University. Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of the University Bookstore.

NOVEMBER 22, 2013, FRIDAY, 7:30 PM
Cristina García will also read at Texas State's Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle.

Photo taken from http://www.cristinagarcianovelist.com/

Cost:
free
See:
http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/exhibitions-events/events.html
Sponsor:
Contact:
Lyda Guz
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Author Cristina García- Fiction Reading/ Book Signing