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Salem State Writers Series presents Helena Maria Viramontes
September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Helena María Viramontes has written short stories and poems influenced by her Chicana heritage and has also edited two anthologies of work by Chicana writers. In her work Viramontes focuses on the struggles of women in Chicano culture. Named a Ford Fellow in Literature for 2007 she has also received the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Spirit Award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus and a 2017 Bellagio Center Residency from the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2015, California State University at Long Beach inaugurated the Helena María Viramontes Lecture. Viramontes is the Goldwin Smith Professor of English at Cornell University.
Admission is free