Reading, Breakfast and Writing Work Shop with Pat Mora

- 04/18/18 - 04/25/18

Contact: Shelby Purdy
or 361-593-4532


Latina author of poetry, non-fiction and children’s books, Pat Mora will be on the Texas A&M - Kingsville campus for a reading, breakfast and writing work shop.

Mora will have a reading, Q&A and book signing Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Ballroom B.

Breakfast with Pat Mora will be hosted by the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Blue room of Sam Fore Hall. A writing workshop will follow at 9:30 a.m. also in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall.

The University of Arizona Press will publish her seventh adult poetry collection, Encantado: Desert Monologues; and Lee and Low Books, her children’s poetry collection, Bookjoy, Wordjoy. Her other adult collections include Adobe Odes, Aunt Carmen’s Book of Practical Saints, Agua Santa: Holy Water, Communion, Borders, and Chants. Pat also wrote two collections for young adults, Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love written in the voices of teens, and My Own True Name.

Among her awards are Honorary Doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, a Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a recipient and advisor of the Kellogg National Leadership Fellowships.

For more information, contact Michelle Johnson Vela at kfmrj00@tamuk.edu.