Join award-winning author, poet, and literacy advocate Pat Mora for a celebration of reading. Mora is the founder of Children’s Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros. A former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, Mora promotes creativity, inclusivity, and “bookjoy.” She has dedicated nearly 40 years to inspiring readers of all ages. Her latest poetry collection Encantado: Desert Monologues was published by the University of Arizona Press and was selected as a 2018 Southwest Book of the Year by Pima County Public Library. Inspired by both the real and imagined stories around her, Mora’s poems transport us to the heart of what it means to join in a chorus of voices. A community. A town. Encantado.
Pat Mora is an author, speaker, educator, and literacy advocate. She has written more than forty-five books for adults, teens, and children. Her poetry collections include Chants, Borders, Communion, Agua Santa: Holy Water, Aunt Carmen’s Book of Practical Saints, and Adobe Odes; her books of nonfiction include Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle and the family memoir House of Houses. The recipient of two honorary doctorates and a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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