The Poet Laureate @ Notre Dame: Juan Felipe Herrera


Location: Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


The Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the President, is proud to host the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Herrera will be presenting a public reading of his work, followed by a Q & A session, on Wednesday, October 5th, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC). There will also be a special student presentation by the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. Reception and book signing will follow. 

His two-day visit will conclude with a Despedida reception on Thursday, October 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in McKenna Hall Atrium. There will be a special presentation at 6:30 p.m., in honor of the Poet Laureate.

Both events are free and open to the public but tickets will be required for the main event on Wednesday, October 5th. Tickets can be reserved by calling the DPAC ticket office at 574-631-2800 or online at performingarts.nd.eduTo guarantee your reservation, please pick up your will call tickets at least 15 minutes before the event. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons on standby.


Co-sponsors: the Henkels Lecture Fund (ISLA); Department of Romance Languages and Literatures/The José E. Férnandez Hispanic Studies Initiative; the Graduate School; the Creative Writing Program; Department of English; Department of American Studies; Multicultural Student Programs and Services; Department of Film, Television and Theatre.