April 19, 2023 6:00 PMUptown Campus
Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the bestselling author of Woman of Light, Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, The Story Prize, the winner of an American Book Award, and a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow. She is also the 2021 recipient of the Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been honored with the Denver Mayor’s Award for Global Impact in the Arts and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Award. She has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, The American Scholar, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Tin House. Fajardo-Anstine earned her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from Durango, Colorado, to Key West, Florida. She is the 2022/2023 Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University. She is from Denver, Colorado. We are excited to continue our series featuring Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. The series features writers that explore topics which reach a range of readers from the young adult to adult genre. Fajardo-Anstine provides a unique perspective on indigenous Latina identity to be included in both the high school classroom and within university courses. Read more about Fajardo-Anstine’s work on her site.
This in-person program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Newcomb Institute.