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Award-winning author Cristina Rivera-Garza will help kick off the Multicultural Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month Diversity Educational Series with a presentation about her path to success. Her presentation, "A Writing Life Between Borders," will be in Langdon Hall on Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Garza, a native of Mexico, is the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three non-fiction books. She is the recipient of the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature (Paris, 2013), as well as the Anna Seghers Award (Berlin, 2005). She is the only author to have won the International Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize twice. Garza currently serves as the Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, and she is the director of the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at the University of California, San Diego.

For more information on this event, contact Giovanna Summerfield at, or visit the event website.