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Jan
28
Thursday
Jan
28
Thu
An Evening With the Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Community :: Community Event also Community :: Community Event
An Evening With the Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
7:00 PM
Lewis and Clark Library
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We are delighted to present this year’s NEA Big Read author Luis Alberto Urrea! Register in advance for this free webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EjiWLfHeTsGkYpSWXeKagw   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.”  

Urrea attended the University of California at San Diego, earning an undergraduate degree in writing, and did his graduate studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

After serving as a relief worker in Tijuana and a film extra and columnist-editor-cartoonist for several publications, Urrea moved to Boston where he taught expository writing and fiction workshops at Harvard. He also taught at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Urrea lives with his family in Naperville, IL, where he is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Lewis and Clark Library
Address: 120 South Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406.447.1690

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