Date: September 20, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall
Events | MVP Fridays

MVP Fridays: Javier Zamora

September 20, 2024 (Miami of Ohio game)
4:00 p.m., reception to follow
Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Javier Zamora is a Salvadoran poet and activist. In his debut New York Times bestselling memoir, SOLITO (Hogarth, September 2022), Javier retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert. Zamora was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University (Olive B. O’Connor), MacDowell, Macondo, the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation (Ruth Lilly)Stanford University (Stegner), and Yaddo. He is the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowshipthe 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award for his work in the Undocupoets Campaign.

Join us for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists, and writers on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium (except where noted) followed by reception and book signing.

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