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    The World Wide Word Radio Network, click to listen http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/page/3 The World Wide Word Radio Network, Presents Saturday February 2 3
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      The World Wide Word Radio Network,
      Presents

      Saturday February 2
      3 Pm PAcific 6 Pm Eastern
       Unobstructed
       Hosted by Alaina R. Alexander

       She Wil Be Talking to
      Tess Lotta
      Alejandro Morales
       
       
      Tess. Lotta is a Los Angeles native. Currently, she is finishing her MA in English (literature and literary criticism) while teaching creative writing. She curates the Literati Cocktail reading series and serves as editor for Media Cake eMagazine. Her journalism, poetry, and photography have appeared in such publications as Knock, poeticdiversity, The Raven Chronicles, Clamor, Bust, Rockrgrl, Blood Orange Review (forthcoming) and The Stranger.
       
      Since we are going to talk about Media Cake, too, I thought I would include this, just in case:
      Media Cake eMagazine is about interpretations, textual and visual gestures, interrogations, (re)inventions, and proposals. We welcome submissions of journalism, essay, poetry, short fiction, literary non-fiction (including letters, travel diary, and personal narrative), performance poetry, criticism, visual art, commentary, academic papers, interview, and music; film; book; TV; blog-internet; zine; and performance review.
       


      Alejandro Morales, writer, was born in
      Montebello, California. He received his Ph. D.
      degree from Rutgers University.  He is a
      Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino
      Studies at the University of California,
      Irvine.  His novels include  Barrio on the
      Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo, La verdad sin
      voz, Reto en el paraíso, The Brick People, The
      Rag Doll Plagues and Waiting to Happen.  The
      Place of the White Heron, Volume Two of the
      Heterotopia Trilogy is being considered for
      publication. He has published Pequeña nación a
      collection of short stories. His latest novel The
      Captain of All These Men of Death is scheduled to
      be published by Bilingual Review Press in 2008.
      Currently, he is working on several projects
      including a novel Porciúncula (working title)
      concerning the Los Angeles River, bridges and a love story.



      Professor Alejandro Morales to receive Luis Leal Book Award

      Alejandro Morales, Chicano/Latino studies
      professor and novelist, is the 2007 recipient of
      the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in
      Chicano/Latino Literature.  Sponsored by the
      University of California Santa Barbara, Santa
      Barbara City College, and the Santa Barbara Book
      Council, the award recognizes Morales'
      contributions to Chicano/Latino literature and
      his accomplishments as a major American writer.

      Revered by many as a pioneer of Latino literature
      written in Spanish and published abroad, Morales
      has authored several biographical novels in which
      he tells the fictional story of a character's
      life using historical events, bringing together
      his love for both history and writing.

      "Many of my ideas for novels come from real life
      experiences," he explains, referencing his fourth
      novel, The Brick People, in which he tells the
      story of an immigrant family who settles in
      Simons, California in the early 1900s, and begins
      working for Simons Brick Co.  Morales' parents
      lived in Simons and worked for the same factory,
      he says, and their experiences there were a driving force behind his book.

      Morales has published a total of seven books with
      his newest title, The Captain of All These Men of
      Death, forthcoming from Bilingual Review Press,
      Arizona State University, Tempe.  Included among
      his publications are Barrio on the Edge, Death of
      an Anglo, Reto en el paraíso, The Rag Doll
      Plagues, Waiting to Happen, and Pequeña nación.

      "Professor Morales' fiction engages the formation
      of the Mexican American experience from Mexico
      through Southern California.  He brings alive the
      roots (of) the Mexican American culture and shows
      different paths for its evolution in the future,"
      says Louis DeSipio, department chair and
      professor of Chicano/Latino studies at UC
      Irvine.  "In all cases, this shared history and
      culture is presented in an engaging manner that
      speaks to both readers seeking an engaging read
      and to scholars seeking a deeper understanding."

      Morales will receive the Leal award at the 2007
      Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival in
      September, joining past recipients Helena Maria
      Viramontes, Oscar Hijuelos, Rudolfo Anaya, and
      Denise Chavez for their accomplished writings on the Chicano/Latino experience.

      Heather Wuebker
      Communications Director, School of Social Sciences



      News Detail:


      1/14/2008 Professor Alejandro Morales named to
      board of California Council for Humanities
      Office: Chicano-Latino Studies
      Details:
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       Alejandro Morales, Chicano/Latino studies
      professor and novelist, has been named to a
      three-year term as board member with the
      California Council for the Humanities.

      A state non-profit organization, CCH sponsors
      programs and grants aimed at strengthening and
      fostering better communication among communities
      in California. Morales will join roughly 20
      additional board members in awarding CCH grants
      and administering the organization's policies.

      "It is an honor to be selected to the CCH Board,"
      says Morales. "I look forward to serving and
      bringing together the Humanities and California's diverse community."

      Considered by many a pioneer of Latino literature
      written in Spanish and published abroad, Morales
      is the author of seven biographical novels in
      which he tells the fictional story of a
      character's life using historical events,
      bringing together his love for both history and
      writing. In 2007, he received the Luis Leal Award
      for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature in
      recognition of his contributions to
      Chicano/Latino literature and his accomplishments as a major American writer.
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