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Speaker Series: Elías Miguel Muñoz
November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join the UNC Latina/o Studies program as we host Elías Miguel Muñoz on November 14, from 4:00-5:30 EST via Zoom! Novelist, playwright, and poet, Muñoz will be reading from his new novel, Encore! Encore!. The author will discuss is writing, read from the novel, and answer questions from the audience.
Born September 29, 1954, in Cuba, Muñoz emigrated to the United States with his parents and younger brother at the age of fifteen. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1969 to finish his high school education, later attending the University of California, Irvine, earning a PhD in Latin American literature in 1984.
That same year, the author published his first novel and began a five-year teaching post at Wichita State University, Kansas. By 1989, Muñoz was feeling stifled by the demands of academia and finding scant time for creative writing. Coincidentally, the summer of that year he was invited, with six other Latino writers, to be part of a ten-day workshop led by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez at the Sundance Film Institute in Utah, sponsored by Robert Redford. During the course of that transforming experience, Márquez (or Gabo, as he liked to be called), encouraged Muñoz to devote his time solely to writing. And that was all the encouragement the author needed. Muñoz quit teaching and moved back to California to pursue his passion….
Register for this Zoom event here: https://unc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpc-yhpzooGdDADSJym_DAAIaxrGsoxSAL
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