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PEN PRESENTS: JOSÉ OLIVAREZ & JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET
October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poet José Olivarez and author Jennine Capó Crucet discuss their work and the conundrum of finding oneself a stranger in one’s own country. In Citizen Illegal, Olivarez explores Mexican-American narratives with incendiary humor and emotion. And Crucet shares from her wry, fearless essay collection My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, which examines the limits and contours of the American Dream through her experience as a first generation college student.
Photography by Randy Shropshire