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SummerWords welcomes Urrea for keynote speech

Author Luis Alberto Urrea speaks the the crowd at American River College during his keynote speech at SummerWords.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

June 5, 2016

Bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea gave the keynote speech at American River College’s SummerWords creative writing festival last Saturday, sharing anecdotes from his life before reciting a story entirely from memory. ARC English professor Michael Spurgeon introduced Urrea, and said that the...

SummerWords to bring creativity to ARC

Renowned poet Carolyn Forche recites her poetry during her keynote speech at SummerWords in 2015. This year's event will take place from May 26 through May 29 and the keynote speaker will be best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea. (File photo)

Jordan Schauberger

April 30, 2016

From May 26 through May 29, the American River College creative writing department will be hosting its fifth SummerWords at ARC, a community-based creative writing event featuring workshops, panel discussions and readings with award-winning, local and emerging writers. This year’s rendition of the event wi...

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Luis Alberto Urrea