Tim Z. Hernandez, reading and in conversation with Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Tim Z. Hernandez reads from his new novel, All They Will Call You, and presents his research on the Mexican workers who were killed as they were being deported by the U.S. government in the 1942 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, memorialized in Woody Guthrie's song. His reading will be followed by a conversation with poets Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Valdez, curators of the Voz Sin Tinta community reading series at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco. This event is part of The Poetry Center's In-Common Writers Series. 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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Tim Z. Hernandez

Tim Z. Hernandez is an award-winning writer and performer whose work includes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. He has won the American Book Award, Colorado Book Award and International Latino Book Award. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, C-Span and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Public Radio International hailed his book Mañana Means Heaven as a top pick of 2013. The book is based on the real life story of Bea Franco, “Terry, The Mexican Girl” in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. In 2011, Hernandez was named one of 16 New American Poets by the Poetry Society of America, and he was a finalist for the inaugural Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award.

Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Arts from Naropa University and a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College. He is an assistant professor at University of Texas, El Paso.

Marguerite Muñoz

Marguerite Muñoz writes “on the border of Berkeley and Oakland.” Muñoz’s work speaks to interconnectedness sensed through spirit, blurred boundaries between inner and outer worlds and the nameless desires she holds as a woman surviving in today’s modern world. Her poems and creative nonfiction have been featured at Get Lit, Liminal, Poems Under the Dome, Jingletown Reading and Open Mic, City Limits Gallery and the Cante Jondo Series. Her poems have been published in The Haight Ashbury Journal and Cipactli.

René Juarez-Vazquez

René Juarez-Vazquez is a Bay Area native, writer and educator. He teaches Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and creative writing. His book The Planet of The Dead is available from Nomadic Press.

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Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez, May 9

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