VISITING WRITER PROGRAM
Each semester, an accomplished writer visits OLLU to work with students and give a public reading. For more information, contact Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, in the English Department, at email@example.com.
Thank you to the Richard and Joyce Harris Sapience Foundation for their sponsorship of OLLU's Visiting Writer
Fall 2013: Laurie Ann Guerrero
Born and raised in
the Southside of San Antonio, Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of
American Poets Prize, among others, at Smith College. Winner of the 2012 Andrés
Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, "A Tongue in the
Mouth of the Dying," selected by Francisco X. Alarcón, was released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013.
Guerrero's poetry and critical work have appeared in "Huizache," "Texas
Monthly," "Bellevue Review," "Women's Studies Quarterly," "Global City Review," "Texas
Observer," "Chicana/Latina Studies," "Feminist Studies" and others.
| Photo by Octavio Quintanilla
holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Smith College and an MFA
in poetry from Drew University. Guerrero's chapbook, "Babies under the Skin"
(2008), won the Panhandler Publishing Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. A
CantoMundo fellow and member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop, Guerrero’s work
has been highlighted in the "LA Review of
Books," "The Yale Review," and forthcoming in "Poets & Writers Magazine." She is the winner of the 2013 Alfredo
Cisneros del Moral Award, a grant created by Sandra Cisneros to honor the
memory of her father, which supports Texas writers who “exhibit both
exceptional talent and profound commitment” to their craft.
Guerrero has served
on the faculty at Palo Alto College, University of the Incarnate Word, and
Gemini Ink, a community-centered literary arts organization in San Antonio. She
is a Visiting Writer at University of Texas, El Paso and Our Lady of the Lake
Guerrero will hold a public reading and visit classes to lead creative writing workshops with undergraduate and graduate students.
Learn more about Laurie Ann Guerrero.
Past OLLU Visiting Writers:
Thank you to the Shield-Ayres Foundation for its establishment of OLLU's Visiting Writer Program.
(Click on the author's name to view their website.)
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