Date(s) - 10/04/2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Con Ganas Presents: The Felipe de Ortego y Gasca Lecture Series with distinguished guest Tim Z. Hernandez
Wednesday October 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Miller Library, WNMU
Free and open to the public
“The Lost Ones: Recovered Memory and Creative Storytelling”
This presentation will focus on the author’s decades-long journey to uncover stories that have been lost, omitted, or erased from popular American narratives. Centered on his previous award winning books, Mañana Means Heaven, All They Will Call You, and most recently, Some of the Light, the author will speak about the process of story-gathering, and turning research into creative narrative, utilizing a wide range of tools from multiple genres.
Tim Z. Hernandez is an award-winning author, research scholar, and performer. His books include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and he is the recipient of the American Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award. His work has been featured in major national and international media, and in 2018 he was recognized by the California Senate for his work locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, which is chronicled in his book, All They Will Call You. Hernandez is an Associate Professor with the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing program.
Join on Zoom: https://wnmu.zoom.us/j/85174954823