Poet Sandra Maria Estevez to Visit Mount Union College Through Wolf Lecture Series

May 10, 2010

Poet Sandra Maria Estevez will visit Mount Union College as part of the Wolf Lecture Series and in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Estevez will give a reading of her poetry on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:35 a.m. At 7 p.m. that evening, Estevez, a lifelong New York resident, will be talking about her writing and dealing with the events of September 11. Both presentations are free and open to the public and will take place in the Campus Grounds, located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Estevez is a Puerto Rican-Dominican-Boriquena-Quisqueyana-Taino-African-American, born and raised in the Bronx, who has been presenting literary programs throughout the United States for the past twenty-six years. She has published five volumes of poetry. One of the founding poets of the Nuyorican poetry movement, she was the producer/director and CEO of the African Caribbean Poetry Theater.

The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Estevez has conducted literary programs for the Bronx Council on Arts, the Caribbean Cultural Center, El Museo del Barrio, and the Board of Education of the City of New York. She continues teaching writing workshops, presenting poetry readings and lecturing at universities throughout the United States.

This speaker is being presented through the Wolf Lecture Series, and the Mount Union College English Department, Liberal Studies Program, and Bookstore. The Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture was established by John L. Wolf of Medina in memory of his wife Eleanor. A 1939 graduate of Mount Union College, she was a former teacher of English and Latin in Richfield and Highland school districts.

To The Top!