MAY 1, 2005........______.. 4:30pm-5:30pm_________________
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)
After serving as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at CSU-Fresno, this year Juan Felipe Herrera joined the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside, as Tomás Rivera Endowed chair. He was a teaching fellow with the distinction of Excellence at the University of Iowa, Writers Workshop in 1990. Also, he has taught at the New College of San Francisco and Stanford University. During the last three decades Professor Herrera has received numerous awards and fellowships such as two National Endowment for the Arts Writers'Fellowships, four California Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent's Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. He has given lectures, workshops, readings and performances of his work and writing throughout the nation. Mr. Herrera's publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children in the last decade with twenty-one books in total. For his literary endeavors, Mr. Herrera has garnered the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Hungry Mind Award of Distinction, the Americas Award, the Focal Award, the Pura Belpré Honors Award, the Smithsonian Children's Book of the year, the Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice, the IRA Teacher's Choice, the LA Times Book Award Nomination, the Texas Blue Bonnet Nomination, the New York Public Library outstanding book for high school students and two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards. Juan Felipe is also an actor with appearances on film and stage. Recently produced "The Twin Tower Songs," a San Joaquin Valley performance memorial on the September 11th tragedy and writes (poetry sequences) for the PBS television series "American Family." His recent musical, The Upside Down Boy, was well received in New York City (9,000 K-6 attended), produced by Making Books Sing, libretto by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Lyrics by Juan Felipe Herrera and Music by Cristian Amigo. Mr. Herrera is a board member of the Before Columbus American Book Awards Foundation and the California Council for the Humanities.
Friday April 29
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