(Jan. 19, 2011)--The UTSA Department of English Creative Writing program will present journalist Belinda Acosta as the first speaker in the spring 2011 Creative Writing Reading Series.
Free and open to the public, Acosta will read from her books "Damas, Damas and Ana Ruiz" and "Sisters, Strangers and Starting Over" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus.
An Austin-based journalist, Acosta has written reviews and features on books, film and the arts. She writes the weekly media column "TV Eye" for the Austin Chronicle. Acosta's work has appeared in Poets and Writers, Latino USA and AlterNet, among other publications.
She received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also served as a Michener Fellow.
The reading is co-sponsored by the Macondo Foundation, which works with dedicated and compassionate writers who view their work and talents as part of the larger task of community-building and non-violent social change. Learn more at the Macondo Foundation website about writing workshops, grants and residencies.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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