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The Big Texas Author Talk featuring Leticia Urieta
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CSTFree
Join us for a free author talk & discussion with Leticia Urieta, author of Las Criaturas. This session will be moderated by jo reyes-boitel, a poet, essayist, and playwright.
In Las Criaturas, Leticia Urieta hones the conventions of folklore and mythology to center girls & women in a present context. Otherworldly and musical, Las Criaturas positions the monstrous as a form of power and place of refuge, firmly asking readers the pertinent questions: “Who creates the monsters? How do las criaturas that pervade our past, present, and future find justice?” Urieta has gifted us a daring and playful new work that points us in the right direction.
–Reyes Ramirez, author of The Book of Wanderers
Leticia Urieta (she/her/hers) is a Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She is a teaching artist in the greater Austin community and a freelance writer. She graduated from Agnes Scott College and holds an MFA in Fiction writing from Texas State University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cleaver, Chicon Street Poets, Lumina, The Offing, Kweli Journal, Medium, Electric Lit and others. Her chapbook, The Monster was published by LibroMobile Press, and her hybrid collection, Las Criaturas, is out now from FlowerSong Press.
jo reyes-boitel is a poet, essayist, and playwright. jo is also a queer, mixed-Latinx parent working in community. Somehow born in Minnesota, their family calls Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Cuba home. Recent and forthcoming publications include Huizache, OyeDrum, Scalawag Journal, The Ice Colony, Windward Review, La Voz de Esperanza, Chachalaca Review, Borderlands, The Americas Review, and Your Impossible Voice. jo’s chapbook mouth (Neon Hemlock, 2021) addressed the struggle of working through others’ views and dominant culture’s impact on the body and the self – toward liberation. Their first book, Michael + Josephine, a novel in verse (FlowerSong Press, 2019), reimagined St. Michael the Archangel as a queer woman who begins a love relationship with Josephine, a disaster relief worker.