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LHUCA Literary Series

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We hope you will join us for the first LHUCA Literary Series of the semester, featuring visiting writer Diana Khoi Nguyen. Texas Tech students - undergraduate Hali Cardenas and MA student William Brown - will also read from their work. The evening will be a celebration and discussion of literature as a force for social change, an effort toward building up language and encouraging writers and non-writers alike to rally for a world full of generosity and connection. As George Orwell famously put it, “One ought to recognize that present political chaos is connected with the decay of language.”

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. She is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and PEN America, among others. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, she has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, and has received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American Poets, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Currently, she lives in Denver where she is a PhD candidate in creative writing and teaches in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. www.dianakhoinguyen.com

William Brown is in the final semester of his master's degree in poetry at Texas Tech and plans to earn an MFA and PhD afterward. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Crab Creek Review, McNeese Review, and elsewhere.

Hali Salome Cardenas is a West Texas native. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in creative writing at Texas Tech University. She is the recipient of the 2018 Stephan Ross Huffman Poetry Award. She spends much of her time reading with her toddler and their cat.


Earlier Event: February 9
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