Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla campus
Luis Alberto Urrea, best-selling author and professor, is the 2012-2013 Endowed Scholar-in-Residence. Mr. Urrea was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his non-fiction book The Devil's Highway.
At an evening lecture on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla campus, he will share his story of transformation from his beginnings on a dirt street in Tijuana to Pulitzer Prize finalist. Though recognized as a writer who concentrates on the border regions of the Southwestern United States, Mr. Urrea says, "Borders don't interest me. I'm really in the business of building bridges." He uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.
Mr. Urrea, who attended the University of California at San Diego, earned an undergraduate degree in writing, and did his graduate studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
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