A poet, fiction writer, and literary critic, Marjorie Agosín is the author of<em> I Lived on Butterfly Hill</em> (2014), <em>The Angel of Memory </em>(2001), <em>The Alphabet in My Hands: A Writing Life</em> (2000), <em>Always from Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish Father</em> (1998), <em>An Absence of Shadows</em> (1998), <em>Melodious Women</em> (1997),<em> Starry Night: Poems </em>(1996), and <em>A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile </em>(1995). Among the honors that have been bestowed upon her for her work as a writer and a human rights activist are the Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights and a United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights. Agosín is the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.
Sponsored by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series, English department, modern languages, cultural and community engagement, and the office of the vice president for academic affairs.
Q&A with the Author, Friday, October 3, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library, 11 am - Noon.