Pulitzer-winning journalist to speak at BU

Pulitzer-winning journalist to speak at BU

Achy Obejas For immediate release: March 19, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Achy Obejas will visit Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Thursday, April 7, to present a lecture and discuss her books.

The lecture, “Identity and Dislocation,” will be given at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 2303; the question-and-answer session will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Warren Student Services Center 004. Both events are free and open to the public.

Obejas is the author of award-winning novels, “Memory Mambo,” “Days of Awe” and “Ruins.” She wrote the story collection, “We Came All the Way From Cuba so You Could Dress Like This?” and the best-selling poetry chapbook, “This Is What Happened in Our Other Life.” She also is editor of the crime-fiction anthology, “Havana Noir.”

Her works have been translated into Spanish, German, Hungarian and Farsi. Obejas, a native of Havana, Cuba, is the Sor Juana Writer-in-Residence at DePaul University in Chicago.

A reading-and-discussion session on Obejas’ novel, “Days of Awe,” will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 163.

The events are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, International Studies Living and Learning Community, English department and gender and women’s studies minor.

For more information, contact Ferdâ Asya, associate professor of English, at (570) 389-4433 or fasya@bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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