Espinoza will discuss his second novel, The Five Acts of Diego León
The Guest Writers Series brings published authors to campus for free public readings and discussions of their work. The Series is sponsored by the English Department and the ASSC. (Associated Students of Sierra College)
The presentation will be held in the D Building (Walker Hall) Room 12 on Thursday, October 23 at 12:30 pm on the Rocklin Campus, located at 5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677. This is a FREE event, however parking on campus, is $3. Parking permits can be purchased at dispensers located on the parking lots.
Alex Espinoza was born in Tijuana, Mexico to parents from the state of Michoacán and raised in suburban Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of California-Riverside, he went on to earn an MFA from UC-Irvine’s Program in Writing. His first novel, Still Water Saints, was published by Random House in 2007 and was named a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. His second novel, The Five Acts of Diego León, was published by Random House in March 2013. Alex is also deeply involved with the Puente Project, a program designed to help first-generation community college students make a successful transition to a university. A Puente student himself, he has since served as a Puente mentor and often visits Puente classes to talk with students and teachers about writing, literature, and the opportunities he gained through education. Currently, Alex is an associate professor of English at CSU-Fresno, where he teaches literature and creative writing. As always, he is at work on his next book.
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