Neighborhood Writing Alliance invites you to its 2007 Annual Benefit: Every Person is a Philosopher, featuring Luis Urrea and writers from the Journal of Ordinary Thought.
Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Urrea's most recent book, The Hummingbird's Daughter, is the culmination of 20 years of research and writing. The historical novel tells the story of Teresa Urrea, sometimes known as The Saint of Cabora and the Mexican Joan of Arc.
Participating writers include: Maria Rosa Ponce (Project Hope, Pause Workshop), Mary Ashley Burton (Project Hope, Pause Workshop), Mary Moran (Mabel Manning Branch Library Workshop), and Acclaimed Poet Ken Warren.
Recorded Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at Chicago Cultural Center.