Poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin
to give reading Oct. 11
Chilean-Jewish-American poet and human rights activist Marjorie
Agosin will read from At the Threshold of Memory, her
most recent collection of poetry and essays, on Monday, October
11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Namaste Lounge in College Nine.
Presented by the UCSC Women's Studies Department, this event
is free and open to the public.
Agosin is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature
at Wellesley College, where she has taught for more than 20
years. She has published over a dozen books of poetry, as well
as several extraordinary memoirs. Agosin has received numerous
literary awards, including the Letras de Oro Prize, the Latina
Literature Prize for Poetry, and the Gabriela Mistral Medal
of Honor for Lifetime Achievement. She has also earned the Jeanette
Rankin Award in Human Rights and the United Nations Leadership
Award on Human Rights. Professor Agosin is scheduled to receive
the 2004 National Mujer Award from the National Hispana Leadership
Institute on October 29 in Florida. For more information and/or
disability accommodation, call the Women's Studies Department
at (831) 459-4324.
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