Alison Hedge Coke
Reynolds Endowed Chair, 308.865.8672
UNK– Latino novelist and poet Fred Arroyo, will read from his award-winning literary works at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Arroyo, the first presenter in the fall Reynolds Series, will be reading beginning at 8 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge, located in the Nebraskan Student Union. Reynolds Series readings are free and open to the public.
Arroyo is the author of the novel “The Region of Lost Names.” He was named one of the top 10 new Latino authors to watch (and read) in 2009 by latinostories.com. The author of a collection of short stories titled “Borders of the Heart,” Arroyo is working on a new novel called “Fruits of Paradise.” Arroyo earned an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. He is an assistant professor of English at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
A reception and autograph session will take place after the performance, and books and CDs will be available for purchase.
Arroyo is cosponsored by the UNK Young Democrats.
The 2010 Reynolds Series, which features writers from across the United States, will present the following: Thursday, Sept. 16, Oprah Book Club pick Bret Lott; Monday, Sept. 27, former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins; Thursday, Oct. 21, Lannan Literary Fellow Jon Davis; UNK student Reynolds Scholars, Thursday, Nov. 11; and Thursday, Nov. 18, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey.