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Poet will perform at college


The Writers’ Series continues at Lake Tahoe Community College this winter with performance poet Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Duke Theater. The performance is free and open to the public.

After serving as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at California State University-Fresno, last year Herrera joined the creative writing department at the University of California, Riverside.

During the last three decades, Herrera has received awards and fellowships such as two National Endowment for the Arts Writers’ Fellowships, four California Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent’s Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. He has given lectures, workshops, readings and performances of his work and writing throughout the nation. Herrera’s publications include 14 collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children in the last decade with 21 books in total. For his literary endeavors, Herrera has garnered many awards including the Smithsonian Children’s Book of the year, the LA Times Book Award Nomination, the New York Public Library outstanding book for high school students and two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards. Herrera is also an actor with appearances on film and stage.

Books will be available for purchase outside the Duke Theater.

The college is at One College Drive, off Al Tahoe Boulevard.

For more information call (530) 541-4660, ext. 708.

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