Reading with spring 2019 Visiting Writer Ire’ne Lara Silva tomorrow

OLLU’s spring 2019 Visiting Writer, Ire’ne Lara Silva, will hold a public reading tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room.

Silva is the author of two poetry collections, “furia” (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and “Blood Sugar Canto” (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award in Poetry; an e-chapbook, “Enduring Azucares,” (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), as well as a short story collection, “flesh to bone” (Aunt Lute Books, 2013), which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of “Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands,” (Aunt Lute Books, 2017), a collection of poetry and essays.

She is the recipient of a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Milagro Award. She is currently working on her first novel, “Naci.”