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October 29, 2013Lannan Writer in Residence Reading: M. Evelina Galang

m.evelina.galang.bioIAIA’s Creative Writing Department will host the first Lannan Writer In Residence at 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 29 in IAIA’s Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) Commons.

M. Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, ’96), One Tribe, (New Issues Press, ’06), and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press 2013). She has edited the anthology, Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, ‘03). She is currently writing Lolas’ House: Women Living with War, stories of surviving Filipina WWII “Comfort Women,” and is at work on a new novel, Beautiful Sorry, Beautiful Sky.

Galang teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network.

The Writers in Residence program, funded by the Lannan Foundation, allows IAIA’s Creative Writing Department to bring in writers to give public readings, visit classes, and meet with creative writing majors in individual conferences. Writers this year include M. Evelina Galang, Faith Adiele, Dana Levin, Arthur Sze, Christopher Merrill, and Linda Hogan.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Creative Writing Chair Evelina Zuni Lucero, 505.424.5708 or elucero@iaia.edu.