Public interview tonight with UMKC Language & Literature Lecturer

Park University teams up with New Letters on the Air to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Woodneath Library tonight. Come visit this beautiful new library, which will be home to the National Storytelling Network, just 25 minutes north of UMKC.

September 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157
Xanath Caraza has earned many awards, including the Beca Nebrija para Creadores 2014 from the Instituto Franklin in Spain and several International Latino Book Awards. Her poem, “Ante el Río” (“Before the River”), was selected by the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum in 2013 to promote the Day of the Dead, and her book, Conjuro, was awarded second place in the “Best Poetry Book in Spanish” category for the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. She has curated the National Poetry Month Poem-a-Day project for the Con Tinta Literary Organization since 2012, and participates abroad in various international literary events including the Festival Internacíonal de Poesía de Occidente in El Salvador and the Segundo Festival de Música y Poesía de Puente Genil in Spain.
Poets in the 2014-2015 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series will all be interviewed before the audience by New Letters on the Air host, Angela Elam, to air later on radio.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Virginia Brackett
(816) 584-6818


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