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Human Rights Activist/Poet Reads Her Work November 1

The annual CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month with award winning poet, novelist, memoirist, and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin. She will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at noon in Black Hall room 151 and again at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137.

After spending her early life in Chile, Agosin and her family fled to the United States to escape former dictator Augusto Pinochet’s rule. As an adult, she has used her writing to bring justice and voices to the oppressed.

Following Agosin’s 7:30 p.m. reading of her work, her books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop. She will also be giving a craft talk titled “Cartographies of a Dream: A Poet’s Notebook” at noon that same day. Both events are free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, Department of English, Museum of Culture and Environment, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Karen Gookin, and the Wildcat Shop.

Persons with disabilities may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing

For more information about the Lion Rock series, visit or contact Lisa Norris at 509-963-1745 or