The School is proud to welcome poet laureate of the United States, Dr. Juan Felipe Herrera, to campus as the 2017 Endowed Scholar-in-Residence, the week of January 23-27, 2017. Please join us for an evening lecture in the Eva May Fleet Athletic Center on Tuesday, January 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In June 2015 Dr. Herrera was appointed as the 21st poet laureate, and he was re-appointed in April 2016 for a second term. Dr. Herrera is the first Mexican-American to hold the position and growing up in California as the son of migrant farmers shaped much of his work. Dr. Herrera is the author of 30 books, including collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. From 2012-2014, he served as California’s poet laureate and created the i-Promise Joanna Project, an anti-bullying poetry project. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Herrera has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the University of California at Berkeley, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Program.
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