What: Rigoberto Gonzalez and Jessica Hendry Nelson reading recent work

When: Friday, March 17th at 5pm

Where: Cafe Anna at Vermont College of Fine Arts

This event is free and open to the public. Beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks will be for sale at Café Anna.

Rigoberto GonzalezRigoberto González is the author of fifteen books of poetry and prose, and the editor of Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing. He is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, winner of the American Book Award, The Poetry Center Book Award, The Shelley Memorial Award of The Poetry Society of America, the Lenore Marshall Prize of the Academy of American Poets, and a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, on the executive board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.

Jessica Hendry NelsonJessica Hendry Nelson is the author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint Press, February 2014), which was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies Next List by the American Booksellers’ Association, and named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Review.

Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat and elsewhere, and named a ‘Notable’ listing in Best American Essays 2012. She also teaches writing at Burlington College, Champlain College, and the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She serves as the Managing & Nonfiction editor of Green Mountains Review.