MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  June 26, 2006       
CONTACT: Dr. Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, Professor in the College of Arts and Humanities, (361) 825- 5990; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

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Who:               Dr. Norma Elia Cantu, Author and Professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio
 
What:              Reading from her works including “Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la frontera”
 
When:             Monday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
 
Where:            Bay Hall Building, Room 206

Author of Chicana, Latina Novels and Short Stories to Read from Works Tonight at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Event Co-Sponsored by the Clearing House for Mexican-American Research
 
The Clearing House for Mexican-American Research in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities will present a reading by Dr. Norma Elia Cantu, author of “Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la frontera” on Monday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bay Hall building, Room 206.

Cantu, a professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio, has published novels, essays, short fiction, and poetry and is a recognized expert in the fields of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature and borderland studies. She also teaches creative writing and women's studies.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak at (361) 825-5990.