April 2, 2024

Fred Ewing & Lola Case Writer-in-Residence: Javier Zamora
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: University Union Capitol Room
Description: The WIU Department of English welcomes Javier Zamora as the Spring Fred Ewing and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence. Zamora is the award-winning author of his bestselling memoir Solito which retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert. He travelled unaccompanied by boat, bus, and foot.

Zamora was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University (Olive B. O'Connor), MacDowell, Macondo, the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation (Ruth Lilly), Stanford University (Stegner), and Yaddo. He is the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award for his work in the Undocupoets Campaign.

3-4 p.m. he will be doing a craft talk about his writing

5 p.m. he will be reading from his work, in conversation about his experience, and participate in an audience Q&A. The reading will be in both Spanish and English

There will be a book signing following the 5 p.m. event. Solito will be available for purchase at the event.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the WIU Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Contact Information:
 Rebekah Buchanan
 Phone: 309-298-2367
 Email: rj-buchanan@wiu.edu
Source: College of Arts & Sciences

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