CLA Presents: Reed 154 Launch Party feat. Patricia Engel

Thursday, October 28, 2021 5 pm to 7 pm

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The Center for Literary Arts is pleased to host the launch of Reed Magazine: Issue 154 which explores innovative uses of cliché. The evening will include a reading by some of the award-winning contributors in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. During the second half of the program, acclaimed author Patricia Engel will read from her best-selling novel, Infinite Country.

This live stream reading will be accessible through the Hammer Theatre's website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to those who register on their email receipt.

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times Bestseller, Reese’s Book Club pick, Esquire Book Club and Book of the Month Club pick, Indie Next pick, Amazon Best Book of the Month, and more.

Her other books include The Veins of the Ocean, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, which won the International Latino Book Award, and of Vida, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award and the Young Lions Fiction Award; winner of a Florida Book Award, International Latino Book Award and Independent Publisher Book Award, longlisted for the Story Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. For Vida, Patricia was the first woman to be awarded Colombia’s national prize in literature, the 2017 Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana.

She has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, and Key West Literary Seminar among others, and is the recipient of an O. Henry Award.

Patricia’s books have been translated into many languages. Her short fiction has appeared in The AtlanticA Public SpacePloughsharesThe Sun, Kenyon ReviewHarvard Review, and anthologized in The Best American Short StoriesThe Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Her criticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly ReviewCatapult, and in numerous anthologies.

Born to Colombian parents, Patricia is a graduate of New York University and earned her MFA at Florida International University. She currently teaches at the University of Miami.

CLA Presents: Reed 154 is a fundraising event celebrating the launch of student run Reed magazine, the oldest literary magazine west of the Mississippi. The evening helps make possible several CLA community programs, including low-cost or free literary performances by the nation's best contemporary writers, creative writing workshops for the general public, book clubs, and more. 

Supported by the College of Humanities and the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant.

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