The Cultural Joy of Crossed Borders: An Evening with Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera will discuss the “cultural joy of crossed borders” , a phrase he used to celebrate people who are of dual cultures and nations. Herrera grew up in California, as the son to migrant farmers, and is the first ever Latino to hold the position of Poet Laureate of the United States of America (2015-2017).
In this special conversation in London, Herrera will reflect on how his Chicano identity has played into a body of work that includes collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. He will also read a piece of his poetry.
Juan Felipe Herrera is an Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, a UCLA alumnus and a fellowship recipient from UC Berkeley.
Tickets include entry, a sparkling reception (non-alcoholic drinks available) and canapes.