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Release Date: 10/16/2012

The Seattle Public Library presents Luis J. Rodriguez Nov. 7 & 9

Luis J. Rodriguez

The Seattle Public Library presents two evenings with award-winning poet, novelist and activist Luis J. Rodriguez. He will present "Imagining Peace and Community in a Time of Chaos and Violence" and discuss his latest book, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S., and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.

 

Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.

 

"It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing" is the long awaited follow-up to his best-selling memoir "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A."

 

Rodriguez is the son of Mexican immigrants and is nationally recognized as a poet, journalist, novelist, critic and community activist. Rodriguez currently works as a peacemaker among gangs and helped create Tia Chucha's, a non-profit cultural arts center and bookstore in Sylmar, Calif.

 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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