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Guadalupe Signature Reading Series presents Natalie Diaz
November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s Macondo Signature Reading Series presents Natalie Diaz.
Join us as we celebrate the work & spirit of Natalie Diaz, author of When My Brother Was an Aztec for a reading and book signing at the historic Guadalupe Theater. Diaz will also be holding a master class/workshop as part of her visit to our city on Saturday, November 19 from 10am-2pm. $120 per person, limit 15. Macondistas receive 25% discount.
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. After playing professional basketball for four years in Europe and Asia, Diaz returned to the states to complete her MFA at Old Dominion University. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. She is a 2012 Lannan Literary Fellow and a 2012 Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. In 2014, she was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, as well as the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, and a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program and lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where she directs the Fort Mojave Language Recovery Program, working with the last remaining Mojave speakers at Fort Mojave to teach and revitalize the Mojave language.
Master Class: $120 (25% discount for Macondo Members)
*Macondistas please contact Laurie Ann Guerrero to purchase your discounted tickets
firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-271-3151
Reading: Free with RSVP
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.