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La Sociedad Para Las Artes Literary Reading

Are you wondering where to be on a Friday afternoon? Are you a lover of poetry or fiction? Or Do you need a space to relax your mind, body, and soul for the week to come? Then I have good news for you. 
 La Sociedad Para Las Artes at New Mexico State University invites you to an afternoon reading featuring 2021 Pen Emerging Writer winner and NMSU MFA-Fiction candidate Pardeep Toor, followed by renowned poet Rosa Alcalá. This event will be hosted on FridaySeptember 24th, at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held virtually via Zoom, and the ID is 98091590360.
Rosa Alcalá is the author of three books of poetry: Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010), The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (Shearsman Books, 2011), and MyOTHER TONGUE (Futurepoem, 2017). Her poems appear in numerous anthologies and journals, including Best American Poetry 2019 & 2021, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, The Nation, and American Poetry Review. She is a Professor in the Bilingual MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, and she has given talks, readings, and workshops in both the U.S. and Latin America.
Pardeep Toor won the 2021 PEN America/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. His writing has appeared in the Best Debut Short Stories 2021: The PEN America Dau Prize, Electric Literature, Midwest Review, and is forthcoming in the Great River Review.
Participate in the reading using the following Zoom link: 
This event is part of the annual Boswell/Nelson Reading Series at NMSU. Please feel free to email Philip Perry at with any questions or concerns about the reading. We hope to see you there!