(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.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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