Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Poetry Reading: Immigration and Memory - Juan Felipe Herrera

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From: Center for the Humanities <info@humanities.wisc.edu>
Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:55 AM
Subject: Juan Felipe Herrera Humanities NOW Workshop: Immigration and
Memory, April 9, 3pm
To: fujimura@ssc.wisc.edu

The UW-Madison Arts Institute and the Center for the Humanities are
pleased to welcome Juan Felipe Herrera to Madison, April 7-11.

Since Juan Felipe Herrera began writing poetry, plays, and children's
books, his work has been devoted to the politics and identity issues
of immigration in the Latin@ and Chican@ communities. He is best known
for his immensely popular books Super Cilantro Girl/La superniña del
cilantro and Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats award in
1997. He is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and
activist who draws from real life experiences as well as years of
education to inform his work. His most recent book of poetry, from
which he will perform on April 10, is 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't
Cross the Border.

As part of Herrera's residency he will be leading a workshop on
Immigration and Memory.

Wednesday, April 9, 3 pm
Humanities NOW Forum: "Immigration and Memory"
6191 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute and Center for the
Humanities in partnership with the departments of English,
Communication Arts, Spanish and Portuguese, Theater and Drama, Library
and Information Studies, and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program,
LACIS (Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies), and the Madison
Metropolitan School District.

For more information, contact: Kate Hewson, (608) 263-9290,