ANNUAL HELENA MARÍA VIRAMONTES LECTURE IN LATINA/O/X LITERATURE
The 2022 Annual Helena María Viramontes Lecture in Latina/o/x Literature with this year’s featured author, Javier Zamora took place on March 18th. If you would like to see the replay of the lecture, please watch the YouTube video linked below.
Zamora is the author of Unaccompanied, a poetry collection that explores family separation, immigration, undocumented status, and US Salvadoran identity formation. In 1999, Zamora migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually crossed the Sonoran Desert to reunite with his parents who fled their home country to escape the violence of the US-funded civil war in El Salvador (1980-1992). You can read more about Zamora at www.javierzamora.net.