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Fall 9-25-2018


Please join us as we welcome award-winning author, Reyna Grande, to Collin College, Frisco campus. She will be here tomorrow, September 25th from 6:00-8:00pm to present about her experience as a writer, first-generation college student, and her quest for the American dream. All students and employees are encourage to attend. Please consider offering extra credit to your students. The event will take place at Frisco Conference Center, Section E. Students should bring student ID for sign-in. Pizza will be available to students from 6:00-6:30pm and the presentation will begin at 6:30pm. There will be a book signing following her presentation. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to come and learn from an accomplished author. Please email me if you have questions and see the attached flier. Additionally, more information on Reyna can be found below.

Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012). The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), will be released this fall. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains, (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009) which were published to critical acclaim. Her books have been adopted as the common read selection by schools, colleges and cities across the country. Reyna has received several awards, including an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Reyna entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant, and later went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. She holds a B.A. in creative writing and film & video from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. Currently, she teaches creative writing at writing conferences, travels across the country and abroad to give presentations about her books, and is at work on a new novel.

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