Latest Past Events

2022-2023 Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series

Columbia College Chicago Student Center, 754 S. Wabash, Room 530A, Chicago

  The Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series is hosted by Columbia College Chicago's English and Creative Writing Department and attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and poets. This year's featured guest speakers are Adrian Matejka, Vievee Francis, Huascar Medina, and Terese Mailhot.


NBF Presents: The Power of Choice

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka

National Book Award–honored author and Kansas native Lucas Bessire (Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains, 2021 Nonfiction Finalist) and Megha Majumdar (A Burning, 2020 Fiction Longlist) examine how access and power operate in their work—from an environmental disaster in the US to a fictionalized nationalist uprising in India. Join the authors for ... Read more


NEA Big Read Wichita Keynote: Un Mango Grows in Kansas

Advanced Learning Library 711 West 2nd St N, Wichita

Join us for a keynote address by Kansas author and poet Huascar Medina.  He is the 2019-2022 Poet Laureate of Kansas and currently resides in Lawrence.  As a Latino living in Kansas, Medina has experienced firsthand the “otherness” spoken of by Esperanza in Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street.  His poems capture the sense of place, the ... Read more


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The latest book of poetry by Huascar E. Medina, in Spanish and English.