Feliz Lucia Molina, reading and in conversation with Alli Warren

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of Feliz Lucia Molina wearing a hood in front of flowers and bushes
The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series continues with Chicago's Feliz Lucia Molina reading and in conversation with Alli Warren. Supported by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center (Room 512)
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Feliz Lucia Molina

Molina was born and raised in a Filipino diaspora in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. From the early 1980s to the mid 2000s, her family operated board-and-care homes for adults with emotional and mental health issues and cognitive and physical disabilities. During this time, Molina was first exposed to this type of care work in the context of a shared home. She is a master’s candidate in clinical social work at University of Chicago. After having trained as a clinical case worker for a housing program in 2017 - 2018, she is presently training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at a community mental health center in Chicago.

Molina holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing and literature and minor in religious studies from Naropa University, a Master of Fine Arts in literary arts (poetry) from Brown University and is a Ph.D. candidate at European Graduate School. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego. She is the author of Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), The Wes Letters co-written by Ben Segal and Brett Zehner (Outpost19) and the chapbook Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press). Roulette is forthcoming from Make Now Books.

Alli Warren

Alli Warren is the author of I Love It Though (Nightboat), which was nominated for the California Book Award. Other recent publications include Little Hill (The Elephants), Moveable C (Push Press), Don’t Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press) and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights), which won The Poetry Center Book Award and was nominated for the California Book Award. Her writing has been published in many venues, including Harpers, Poetry, Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail and Feminist Formations. Warren has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.

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