12. April 2018 - 4:30 till 8:30
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2018 Helena María Viramontes Lecture in Latina/o Literature | California State University, Long Beach | Thursday, 12. April 2018

The Helena María Viramontes Annual Lecture in Latina/o Literature presents
Aracelis Girmay

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Reception: 4:30 – 5:30pm, Anatol Center
Reading: 6:30 – 8:30pm, University Theatre

The Fourth Annual Helena María Viramontes Lecture in Latina/o Literature welcomes award-winning poet Aracelis Girmay to CSU Long Beach. She is the author of The Black Maria (BOA Editions, 2016); Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions, 2011), winner of the Isabella Poetry Award and a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award; Teeth (Curbstone Press, 2007); and a collage-based picture book, changing, changing (George Braziller, 2005). Girmay was awarded a Whiting Award in 2015, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Civitella Ranieri, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Campus Sponsors: CLA Scholarly Intersections, The CSULB Office of the President, Spanish Graduate Student Association, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Student Association, Associated Students, Inc., and the following CSULB departments: Chicano and Latino Studies; English; Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures; and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit . Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this public lecture do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

We hope to see you at the reception and lecture next spring!