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Poet and educator to read from his work at CCU

February 3, 2012

Award-winning author Francisco X. Alarcon will present a public reading of his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Wall Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.

Alarcon, who was born in Wilmington, Calif., and raised in Mexico, is an award-winning poet who has written 10 volumes of poetry, including No Golden Gate for Us, Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation, Poemas Zurdos, De amor oscuro/Of Dark Love and Body in Flames/Cuerpo en llamas.

Alarcon, a recipient of the Danforth and Fulbright fellowships, has been awarded several literary prizes, including the 1993 American Book Award, the 1993 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the 1984 Chicano Literary Prize. He teaches at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Spanish for Native Speakers program.

The Wall Auditorium is located on the first floor of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.

Alarcon's appearance is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Call 843-349-2863 for more information.