A Virtual Conversation With Authors Fred Arroyo and Daniel Chacón

University of Arizona Press authors Daniel Chacón and Fred Arroyo will talk about life, writing, and their recent books, Kafka in a Skirt and Sown in Earth. 

When: August 11, 2020 via Zoom

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Event is free, but registration is REQUIRED. Please register here.

About the authors:

Fred Arroyo‘s most recent book with the University of Arizona Press is Sown in Earth. By crafting a written journey through childhood traumas, poverty, and the impact of alcoholism on families, Arroyo clearly outlines how his lived experiences led him to become a writer. Sown in Earth is a shocking yet warm collage of memories that serves as more than a memoir or an autobiography. Rather, Arroyo recounts his youth through lyrical prose to humanize and immortalize the hushed lives of men like his father, honoring their struggle and claiming their impact on the writers and artists they raised.

Daniel Chacón‘s first book with the University of Arizona Press, Kafka in a Skirt is a short-story collection set in El Paso and other Latinx-dominant urban spaces that dives into the lives of the characters who inhabit these culturally diverse areas. Chacón masterfully weaves elements of the surreal and fantastic through a shining tapestry of fiction, creating moments of touching realism in contrast with scenes that are fascinatingly unfamiliar. Occasionally teasing the ghosts of Jorge Luis Borges and the Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik, this collection disregards boundaries and transports readers into a world merely parallel to our own.

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