Friday, April 24, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
April is not only a celebration of National Poetry Month at HVWC. Join us for the third installment of our popular Instructor Spotlight Series where Sergio Troncoso reads a sampling of his new fiction and non-fiction. Two of his students with recent work will also read.
Sergio Troncoso is a writer of essays, short stories, and novels, and the author of five books. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, and International Latino Book Award.
He is currently an instructor at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference in New Haven, Connecticut. Troncoso has been a judge for the Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. He has also served on the Literature panel of the New York State Council on the Arts, and in 2014 he was co-chair of that panel.
Troncoso was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters. He also received the Literary Legacy Award from the El Paso Community College. He is a member of PEN, a writers’ organization protecting free expression and celebrating literature. In 2014, the El Paso City Council voted unanimously to rename the Ysleta public library branch in honor of Sergio Troncoso.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Troncoso was born and grew up in the unincorporated neighborhood or colonia of Ysleta on the eastern outskirts of El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Harvard College, and studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University. He won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico, where he studied economics, politics, and literature.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$5 - General Admissions
Presenter: The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953