Reading

María Elena Wakamatsu reads from her work as the recipient of the inaugural Mary Ann Campau Memorial Fellowship for Southern Arizona Writers.

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Poet and young adult novelist Ramona Weeks reads from Lincoln County Poems (1973) and unpublished selections. This reading was originally given alongside Michael Cuddihy and Franz Douskey.

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Luis Alberto Urrea reads from Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border (1993), The Fever of Being (1994), Wandering Time: Western Notebooks (1999), and also from The Best American Poetry (1996).

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Heriberto Yépez reads poems from Babellebab (2003) as well as new and uncollected work. This event opens with readings by Tenney Nathanson, Lisa Cooper Anderson, and Matt Rotando.

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Drum Hadley reads poems from Voice of the Borderlands (2005). This book release celebration features remarks from panelists Alan Weisman, Voice of the Borderlands illustrator Andrew Rush, and publisher Susan Lowell of Rio Nuevo Publishers.

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz reads from his short story "The Rule Maker," collected in his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning book Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (2012).

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Luis Alberto Urrea reads from Vatos (2000) and Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life (2002), along with a poem that would later be collected in The Tijuana Book of the Dead (2015).

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Rolando Hinojosa reads widely from his work in English and Spanish.

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Robert Hemenway reads an excerpt from At the Border (1984) and prefaces his reading with a description of common themes in his writing.
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Francisco Cantú reads from his essay collection The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (2018). This reading was originally given with Sylvia Chan and Thomas Mira y Lopez. 

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