27 Oct Ninth Annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature
Demetria Martinez (poet, novelist, and essayist)
Thursday, October 27 / 3:30
This year the Luis Leal Award will be presented in the ceremony to Demetria Martinez from New Mexico who is a leading poet, novelist, and essayist. Her most noted book is her novel Mother Tongue about Central American political refugees in the U.S. in the 1980s and their relationship to U.S.-born Latinos. Martinez will speak about her evolution as a writer and read from Mother Tongue.
Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group Sub-Unit.