Friday, July 23, 2010

Author Alvarez Coming to UWG

Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s NEA Big Read text In the Time of the Butterflies is coming to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 22. She’ll be reading in the Coliseum at 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Her books will be on sale and there will be a brief book signing after the event.

Alvarez writes books both in Spanish and English and for audiences from elementary-age to adults. She is a poet, an essayist, and a novelist. She is currently working on a collection of essays about the situation in Haiti (she herself is a Dominican-American), as well as at least one new children’s book in her Tia Lola series.

If you’re interested in reading more about Ms. Alvarez, her website is

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