What: Rubén Martínez is a writer, teacher and performer whose latest book, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New American West, is a bold work about outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin. He holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount University, and is an artist in residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. He is the author of: Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Metropolitan/Holt), The New Americans and The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City and Beyond. He won an Emmy Award for hosting KCET-TV’s politics and culture series, “Life & Times.” He is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Fellowship in Non Fiction, a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a Freedom of Information Award from the ACLU and a Greater Press Club of Los Angeles Award of Excellence.
Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston, Texas 77005
When: 7:00 p.m.
A question and answer period will follow the reading, and audience members will be able to purchase books to be signed by the author.
The reading is organized by Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston and cosponsored by Voices Breaking Boundaries.
This event is supported by Poets & Writers Inc.