Reading with spring 2018 Visiting Writer on Wednesday

David Bowles, OLLU’s spring 2018 Visiting Writer, will hold a public reading on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room.

A Mexican-American author from deep South Texas, Bowles is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written more than a dozen books including, “Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry” (2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation), the “Pura Belpre Honor Book,” “The Smoking Mirror,” and the forthcoming “Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Mexican Myths.”

His work has also appeared in multiple anthologies and venues such as “Journal of Children’s Literature,” “Rattle,” “Asymptote,” “Translation Review,” “Metamorphoses,” “Huizache,” “BorderSenses” and “Concho River Review.”

Bowles was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letter in April 2017.

The event is free and open to the public.