Cameron’s University’s Festival X Reading Series, held in conjunction with the university’s current academic festival, “American Identities in the 21st Century,” concludes on Saturday, April 21, with poet Iliana Rocha. Rocha will read selections from her works at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, 816 W. Gore Blvd., starting at 6:30 p.m. Following her reading, there will be an open mic opportunity for others who wish to read their work. The event is open to the public at no charge.
An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma, Rocha’s work has been featured in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, as well as The Nation, RHINO, Blackbird and West Branch. “Karankawa,” her debut collection, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University.
April 17, 2018