From Anaya to Zollinger: A Personal Journey Through Southwest Literature

From Anaya to Zollinger: A Personal Journey Through Southwest Literature [event image]

Nov. 7, 7:00 PM -- Nov. 7, 9:00 PM

Writer, photographer and activist, John Nichols will present the 2012 Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall Auditorium. John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War and numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, is a long-time resident of Taos, NM. His personal papers are housed at the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. Find out more about John Nichols.

A resident of New Mexico since 1969, John Nichols is the distinguished author of 12 novels and 8 works of non-fiction. His most recent novel,On Top of Spoon Mountain, was published by the University of New Mexico Press in October of this year. Nichols has written the "New Mexico Trilogy" of novels. His classic, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, and The Nirvana Blues, as well as a non-fiction trilogy about the Southwest, If Mountains Die, The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn, and On the Mesa.

Made possible through a generous gift from New Mexico writer Rudolfo Anaya, the annual Anaya Lecture brings together students, faculty, and community members to address the rich traditions and new directions of Southwest literature. The 2012 event co-sponsors include the UNM English Department, Division of Student Affairs, Latin American & Iberian Institute, Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR), University Libraries, Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, Honors College, Center for the Southwest, Feminist Research Institute, and Department of History.

For more information, contact Kathleen Washburn at washburn@unm.edu. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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