About Brazos Valley Reads
|Brazos Valley Reads (BVR) is a community effort organized by Texas A&M University’s Department of English with extensive support from various groups in the University and the community. The program was started in 2005 to encourage bridge building between Texas A&M’s students and staff and the Brazos Valley community at large. For the past several years, BVR has invited internationally recognized authors including Ernest Gaines, Sandra Cisneros, Tim O’Brien, Sherman Alexie, and Maxine Hong Kingston to College Station for a public reading and to meet with members of the community. Since 2011 BVR has partnered with the National Book Foundation to support the launch of BookupTexas, a literacy program serving middle school aged children. Major co-sponsors for the BVR 2014 include the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, the TAMU Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Blinn College.|
The Department of English at Texas A&M University is pleased to present the 2013 book selection for Brazos Valley Reads:
In the TIme of the Butterflies
Alvarez will read from her novel
on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
at 7:00 p.m.
in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
College Station, Texas
Alvarez will meet with readers and sign book following the event.
The reading is free and open to the public.
The Alvarez visit and related events are co-sponsored by the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, Blinn College, the Department of Hispanic Studies, Film Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.
KEOS FM 89.1 will air an interview with Julia Alvarez on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:15 p.m.
Film Studies will screen the documentary Code Name: Butterflies(Director Cecilia Domeyko) on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrington Education Center Classroom building (HECC), room 209.
In celebration of Brazos Valley Reads’ 10th year, we welcome the return of Angie Cruz, a creative writer with Dominican roots who coordinated BVR for five years while she taught at TAMU. Cruz will read from her novel-in-progress, In Search of Caridad, on Wednesday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Liberal Arts and Arts and Humanities (LAAH) Building at TAMU, room 453. Cruz’s novel engages the murder of Malcolm X in New City, the U.S. Military occupation of Santo Domingo, and its war with Vietnam.