Monday, September 9, 2013

Marcos Villatoro will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Villatoro, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is the author of six novels, two collections of poetry, and a memoir. His Romilia Chacón crime fiction books have won national acclaim (named a Best Book of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times).

Villatoro holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Writing at Mount St. Mary's College. He has performed on NPR and appears regularly on KCET Television in Los Angeles. Recently Villatoro and his family returned from El Salvador, where they shot the documentary Tamale Road, now in post-production.

He teaches and lectures on poetry, fiction, nonfiction, the Latino and Appalachian worlds, and tamales. His books are taught in colleges and high schools across the country.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend the reading, contact the Iowa Writers' Workshop in advance at 319-335-0416.

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