Saturday, June 23, 2018

An Afternoon with Award Winning Authors

Daniel García Ordaz, Rob Johnson, Britt Haraway

 Saturday, June 30th 2018   4-6 PM

Join us for an afternoon of multiple authors reading from their books, hosting discussions and signing at Paragraphs.  This group of talented and distinguished writers will be part of a memorable literary event you won’t want to miss.  Please note the special time of this event.

Daniel García Ordaz is the founder of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival and the author of You Know What I'm Sayin'? His new collection, Cenzontle/Mockingbird: Songs of Empowerment (Poetry*Drama) was recently released by FlowerSong Books. García, who recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing from UT-Rio Grande Valley, is an English high school teacher. His work appears is Poetry of Resistance, La Bloga, Juventud!, Praxis, and several other anthologies and journals. Daniel lives in the Rio Grande Valley of deep South Texas with his wife, Gina, and their children.

Dr. Rob Johnson, a professor from UTRGV.  Dr. Johnson is the author of two books, The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs and his newest, Did Beatniks Kill John F. Kennedy.   Dr. Rob Johnson is a Professor of Literatures and Cultural Studies at UTRGV specializing in the study of south Texas literature and the "Beat Generation" writers of the 1950's.

Britt Haraway has a short story collection, Early Men, which was published by Lamar University Literary Press. His stories have appeared in Natural Bridge, New Madrid, Great Weather for Media, Moon City Review,and elsewhere. His work was chosen for the Best Small Fictions 2016 guest edited by Stuart Dybek. He is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the fiction editor for riverSedge magazine. He lives in McAllen, Texas with his family.

   This event is free and open to the public.

Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd.

South Padre Island, TX

For information call us at 956-433-5057

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