Poetry off the Shelf: MAKE Magazine: Crosthwaite, Enrigue, and Vaquera-Vásquez
Friday, October 26th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Join us for a bilingual reading in Spanish and English from Mexican and Mexican American authors Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Álvaro Enrigue, and Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez. These award-winning writers will read original poems and stories, as well as the work of poets who have inspired them. A reception will follow.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
Co-sponsored with MAKE Literary Productions and the University of Iowa’s MFA in Spanish Creative Writing
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.