University of California, Riverside

The 2021 Tomas Rivera Conference

Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor, Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and English

The annual Tomas Rivera Conference, initiated in 1988, honors the legacy of Tomas Rivera by providing an international forum for reflection on the contributions of Chicanos and Latinos in the worlds of the arts, literature, creative writing, culture, business, medicine, and education.

Patricia Engel

A Reading and Conversation

March 10, 2021
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm PST

Our events will be held virtually on Crowdcast.
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Events are free and open to all.

Patricia Engelis the author of Infinite Country, coming from Avid Reader Press/Simon Schuster in Feb. 2021; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombias national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, Patricia teaches creative writing at the University of Miami.

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Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair

Photo credit: G. Schilling

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