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Poetry Reading with Lupe Mendez

Date:
November 20, 2019
Time:
12:40 PM - 01:35 PM
Category:
Events
Location:
Room 106, Maes Building
Details:

Poet Lupe Mendez will give a reading from his recently published collection of poetry, Why I'm Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019).

Originally from Galveston, TX, Mendez works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Brazilian Arts Foundation and other organizations to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Mendez's work reflects his roots in Texas and the Mexican state of Jalisco ( specifically, Atotonilco El Alto, San Jose del Valle, San Juan de los Lagos, Guadalajara, Los Cuates, La Pareja). He is the son of an undocumented Mexicano and a Southern Tejana and his work remarks on issues from the political to the emotional in a way that intends to connect with both the novice reader to the pro poetic writer.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages.


Contact:
Katie Hoerth
409-880-8555

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