Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the Chicanx Literary Imagination

Daniel A. Olivas and Michael Jamie-Becerra

Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the Chicanx Literary Imagination

Apr 10, 2018 1:00 PM to Apr 10, 2018 3:00 PM at University Library Grand Reading Room

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Come celebrate National Library Week and the Chicanx Literary Imagination by joining us to hear two local authors read and discuss their work.

Michael Jaime-Becerra is from El Monte, California. He is the author of This Time Tomorrow, a novel awarded an International Latino Book Award, and Every Night is Ladies' Night, a story collection that received the California Book Award for a First Work of Fiction. His essays have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on Zócalo Public Square and KCRW, while more recent work is in ZYZZYVA, Black Clock, and LAttitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas.

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of nine books including The King of Lighting Fixtures: Stories (University of Arizona Press, 2017), Crossing the Border: Collected Poems (Pact Press, 2017), and Things we Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and Interviews (San Diego State University Press, 2014). Olivas co-edited The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles (Tía Chua Press, 2016), and edited Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Californian Literature (Bilingual Press, 2008). He earned his degree in English Literature from Stanford University, and law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1990, Olivas has practiced law with the California Department of Justice in the Public Rights Division. He and his wife make their home in Los Angeles and have an adult son. Twitter: @olivasdan.

This event will be moderated by Dr. Alvaro Huerta, who holds a joint faculty appointment in Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's studies at CPP. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Huerta teaches and conducts research on the intersecting domains of community and economic development, Chicano/a and Latino/a studies, immigration and Mexican diaspora, social movements, social networks, and the informal economy. Dr. Huerta has published academic books, journal articles, social commentaries, essays, and creative non-fiction. The author of Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm and other publications, his short stories have been published in the anthology Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Californian Literature and the literary journal ZYZZYVA.

Join the Department of English & Foreign Languages, Lingua Franca Speaker Series, César E. Chavez Center for Higher Education, University Library, Sigma Tau Delta, and Gender, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies (GEMS) for this afternoon of literature and conversation!