Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico. Extensively published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, his work has won the American Book Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He has also has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and was voted into the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. He is the author of sixteen books, among them The House of Broken AngelsThe Devil’s Highway, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and the recent poetry collection, The Tijuana Book of the Dead. Urrea lives with his family in Naperville, Illinois. 

– 11/07/2018

Winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for North American StadiumsGrady Chambers will host an intimate reading alongside essayist Rachel Z. Arndt. 

– 10/17/2018

Sarah Ruhl will host a reading of her latest work, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship. 

– 10/25/2018

Author of the National Poetry Series winning work feeld, Jos Charles will present on the work of the 14th c. poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Using House of Fame as a crux, the talk will address Middle English poetics, uses of the "I," and the poem-as-vision. 

– 07/09/2018

Another City poet David Keplinger will host a reading, Q&A, and book signing. 

– 07/11/2018

Poet Nancy Reddy will host a reading presented by Moonstone Arts at Fergie's Pub.

– 08/09/2018

Poet Jos Charles will host the book release party for feeld, a 2017 National Poetry Series winner. 

– 09/06/2018

Ada Limón will host her New York release party for her new collection of poems, The Carrying, with fellow poet Dawn Lundy Martin. 

– 08/24/2018

Ada Limón will continue her book release week for The Carrying at Readers' Books in conversation with Matthew Zapruder.

– 08/23/2018

Ada Limón will discuss her new collections of poems, The Carrying, with acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder as a part of her book release week. 


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