HFU Distinguished Writer Series Presents
An Evening with Raquel Salas Rivera
Register today to reserve your seat
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 pm | Reception with refreshments
7:00 pm | Program
Education and Technology Center (ETC) Auditorium
Presented by the School of Arts and Sciences
Raquel Salas Rivera, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate and award-winning poet and author, will be the inaugural speaker for Holy Family University’s Distinguished Writers Series.
Rivera (they/them/theirs) is the author of six chapbooks and four collections of poetry: Caneca de anhelo turbios (Editora Educación Emergente, 2011), tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia, 2017), both published in Puerto Rico; lo terciario/the tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018), which was nominated for the National Book Award; and x/ex/exis (poemas para la nación) (Bilingual Press/ Editorial Bilingüe, forthcoming 2019), winner of the first Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets.
The HFU Distinguished Writers Series, presented by the School of Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to promoting diversity, social awareness, critical thinking, as well as furthering Holy Family University’s mission and core values of community, respect, integrity, experiential learning, vision, and service.