Author to give lecture on Puerto Rican literature at BU

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2013

BLOOMSBURG— Contemporary writer Marta Aponte Alsina will speak on Puerto Rican literature Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kehr Union, multipurpose room B. The lecture, “We had Never Seen Such People Before: Puerto Rican Literature and the Writing of the Other,” is free and open to the public.

Alsina, who obtained a master’s degree from the University of California-Los Angeles, is the author of six novels and two collections of short stories. She has been the director and general editor of the University of Puerto Rico Scholarly Press and director of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture Scholarly Press. A former professor of creative writing at the Sacred Heart University of Puerto Rico, Alsina is a board member of the Network of Latin American Writers and affiliated with the Women’s World Organization for Rights, Literature and Development.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.