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Cultural Crossings Presents Luis Alberto Urrea

2015-10-08 12:20:52

Luis Alberto Urrea
Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea will speak on Friday, October 9 at Cleveland State University's Main Classroom Auditorium. Presented by CSU's Cultural Crossings lecture series, Urrea's appearance will include a book signing at 5:45 p.m. followed by his presentation, "Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World" at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Devil's Highway bookcover
For more information, contact Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera at or 216-523-7175. Dr. Medina Rivera is the director of Cultural Crossings and Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, CSU Department of Modern Languages. He and Lee Wilberschied, Associate Professor Emeritus, publish their journal titled Cultural Encounters, Conflicts, and Resolutions: A Journal of Border Studies in EngagedScholarship@CSU the University's open-access, digital institutional repository that showcases the research and creative output of Cleveland State University. EngagedScholarhip@CSU and is a service of the CSU Libraries.

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library will host a lunch with Urrea on October 9, from noon - 1:00 pm in RT 503. Seating is limited--confirmed registration is required to attend. Please register here. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Urrea is the author of fourteen books and has published extensively in many genres and has received numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award for The Devil's Highway, his 2004 non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert.

Posted 2015-10-08 12:20:52 by Barbara_Loomis.

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