Published: September 26, 2007
UT is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading from a renowned novelist and a series of events.
Medina, the author of four previous collections of poetry, three
novels, a memoir, and a book of translations, will read from his work
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center
(Campus Map). The reading is free and open to the public.
grew up in Havana, Cuba and then moved with his family to New York
City. He is currently on the writing faculties of the New School and the
MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
received several awards for his work, among them grants from the Lila
Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and
the Rockefeller Foundation.
The reading is presented by the
Department of English and Writing in cooperation with the Florida
Literary Arts Coalition. This event is also sponsored in part by HOLA,
the UT Hispanic Organization for Latin Americans.
is also sponsoring a discussion titled “Hispanic or Latino? How do you
identify? Why does it matter?” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in the
Austin Hall Oak Community Room on campus.
On Friday, HOLA and
the UT Office of Residence Life will host “Bienvenidos Fiesta!,” a
celebration of Latin spirit featuring food, music, prizes and dance. The
event will be held in Vaughn Courtyard on Friday, Sept. 28 at noon.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at 813-253-6233.