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Destino y frontera: Una discusión en español

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST
1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Ingrid Rojas Contreras (La fruta del borrachero) y Luis Alberto Urrea (La casa de los ángeles rotos) discuten sus novelas sobre la familia, el hogar y los puentes que nos conectan con el moderador Violeta Garza. Este evento ese en español.

Avance 2018 Portland Book Festival pasa disponible ahora.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She has received fellowships and awards from The Missouri Review, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. She is the book columnist for KQED Arts, the Bay Area's NPR affiliate. Her debut novel is Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Find her online at ingridrojascontreras.com
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Luis Alberto Urrea

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonfiction The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and most recently The House of Broken Angels. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois–Chicago. Visit him online at luisurrea.com.  

In addition to his festival event, Luis Alberto Urrea is appearing in the following festival partner event:

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

featuring special guests Lauren GroffTommy Orange, and Luis Alberto Urrea

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Venue: Alberta Street Pub Doors: 11:30 / Show: 12:00pm


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Violeta Garza

Violeta Garza is the Community Outreach Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She was born in Texas to an all-Spanish-speaking family from Tamaulipas, Mexico. A career highlight was doing a Spanish presentation on YA literature booktubers to attendees of the La Paz International Book Fair in Bolivia. She is the current co-secretary of Reforma Oregon, a professional organization for librarians and library staff who serve Spanish-speaking and Latinx communities. She loves salsa, cilantro and crema on her tacos, but can't roll her Spanish R's to save her life.
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