Notre Dame partners with the University of California for an event with U.S. Poet Laureate in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Juan Felipe Herrera by Carlos Puma

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS)—in partnership with the University of California Washington Program (UCDC)—is pleased to present “A Poet Laureate’s Journey: a conversation and reading with Juan Felipe Herrera.” The evening event will take place on Monday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. at the University of California Washington Center.

The event will open with an interview/conversation, conducted by Letras Latinas Director Francisco Aragón, and will follow with the Poet Laureate reading a selection of his poems. “After last October’s very special event on campus, where so many of our students were able to experience the Poet Laureate’s gifts, the Notre Dame family in the DC region is eagerly anticipating Herrera's visit, said Francisco Aragón, Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies, and one of the organizers of the event. “As an alum of UC Berkeley and UC Davis myself, it’s also gratifying to be partnering with the University of California Washington Program (UCDC), who is serving as our host,” Aragón added.

By invitation only, “A Poet Laureate’s Journey” is for both the Notre Dame and UC family in the Washington, D.C. region, including students, alumni, and special friends and guests. An RSVP is required. A moderated Q & A session with those in attendance will conclude the program, followed by a reception, book sales, and a book signing.

Letras Latinas strives to enhance the visibility, appreciation and study of Latino literature both on and off the campus of the University of Notre Dame, with an emphasis on programs that support newer voices and foster a sense of community among writers.

Photo credit: © Carlos Puma/UC Riverside

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