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Author Raina Leon will be speaking at College of the Redwoods on Friday, Oct. 26. (College of the Redwoods-Contributed)

The following is compiled from a College of the Redwoods news release:

College of the Redwoods is hosting writer Raina León on Oct. 26, 2018. She will be reading selections of her writings in room HU 129 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Raina J. León, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, CantoMundo and Macondo, has been published in over 50 publications of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and academic scholarship. Her first collection of poetry, Canticle of Idols (2008), was a finalist for both the Cave Canem First Book Poetry Prize (2005) and the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2006). Her second book, Boogeyman Dawn (2013), was a finalist for the Naomi Long Madgett Prize (2010). Her third book, Sombra: (dis)locate was released February 2016, by Salmon Poetry. Her first chapbook, Profeta Without Refuge, was released in September 2016 through Nomadic Press.

Find more information at the Visiting Writers Website www.redwoods.edu/ events/visitingwriters or contact Prof. David Holper at 707-476-4370.

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