SUU APEX presents writer Erika L. Sánchez in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 11:30 am in the SUU-Gilbert Great Hall (351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), FREE and open to the public. Presented in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Languages and Philosophy. For information visit www.suu.edu/apex.
Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, novelist, and essayist, her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf in July 2017, and was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, published in October 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers, is a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. She is currently a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow, and a recent recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.