Because books aren’t just for reading, the Crosscurrents onstage conversations unite authors and audiences through lively, moderated discussions on questions pertaining to art, culture, and science as illuminated by writers and their work. Our thanks to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage Public Library, the Copper Whale Inn, and KSKA radio for their helping in funding and promoting this series.
Join 49 Writers for a cross-cultural conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea, moderated by local author Bryan Allen Fierro. Q&A session and book signing will follow. Admission free.. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Admission free, donations welcome.
The author of 14 books, Luis Alberto Urrea (Into the Beautiful North) has published extensively in many genres and received a variety of awards. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother, he grew up in San Diego, California. "The border" has defined his life and colored much of his writing. He once said "the border is simply a metaphor that makes it easier for me to write about the things that separate people all over the world, even when they think there is no fence." Luis is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Bryan Allen Fierro graduated from Pacific University in Oregon with his MFA in Fiction. Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a collection of short stories that captures the heart of the East Los Angeles community. He is at work on his first novel, Shangri-LA. His stories have earned him The 2013 Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award in Fiction and second place in the 2013 Lorian Hemingway Fiction Contest. He splits his time between LA and Anchorage, where he serves as a firefighter/paramedic with the Anchorage Fire Department.
This event is made possible with support from Anchorage Public Library, Friends of the Library, Coldfoot Environmental, Green Bee Studios, and the Copper Whale Inn.
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Thank you to Friends of the Anchorage Library