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Author of “One City, One Book” selection will visit Nov. 7

Portrait of Luis UrreaLuis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served.

Because the author is especially interested in reaching students, organizers want to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with him. Since the presentation time is limited, ask students to submit questions in advance — have them include their name, their email, and their questions and send the information to Pat Levitin (patlevitin@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 1.

Award winning author Luis Urrea was born in Tijuana, lived in San Diego, then returned to Tijuana. Among his many adventures, he taught at Harvard University. In addition to “Into the Beautiful North,” he wrote “Devil’s Highway,” a work dealing with immigrants in Arizona in the 1990s, the border patrols, Mexican and Arizona politics on illegal immigration. Thus, he has insights into questions about immigration and issues that affect immigrants. He enjoys talking about bridging cultures and would welcome any related questions.