Aster(ix) Reading Series: Patricia Engel (Colombia) & Adriana E. Ramírez (Colombia/Mexico)

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-03-16 8 p.m. 2017-03-16 America/New_York Aster(ix) Reading Series: Patricia Engel (Colombia) & Adriana E. Ramírez (Colombia/Mexico) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City


Join us for a reading with Patricia Engel (Colombia) & Adriana E. Ramírez (Colombia/Mexico) as part of the Aster(ix) Reading Series.  


PatriciaEngel-Photo8 copyPatricia Engel is the author of the acclaimed novel The Veins of the Oceanas well as Vida and It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris. Vida, her debut, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Paterson Fiction Award, winner of the Florida Book Award, International Latino Book Award, and Independent Publisher Book Award, and long-listed for The Story Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Additionally, Vida was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Latina Magazine, and Los Angeles Weekly. Her novel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, was winner of the International Latino Book Award, an Elle Reader’s Prize winner, and a recommended read by the Los Angeles TimesTime Out New York, and Flavorwire. Patricia’s books have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in the New York Times, The AtlanticA Public SpaceBoston ReviewGuernica, and Harvard Review, among other publications, and anthologies including The Best American Mystery Stories. She has received awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize, fellowships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Key West Literary Seminar, Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony, Hedgebrook, Ucross, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and a fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts. Born to Colombian parents and raised in Miami, Patricia currently lives in Miami.



091716 Jazz Poetry-8659Adriana E. Ramírez is a Mexican-Colombian writer, digital maker, and performance poet based in Pittsburgh. She won the inaugural PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015 for her novella-length work of nonfiction,  Dead Boys(Little A, 2016), and in 2016 she was named Critic at Large for the Los Angeles Times Book Section. Her essays and poems have also appeared in the Los Angeles Review of BooksGuernica/PEN AmericaLiterary HubConvolution,HEArtApogee, and on Nerve.com. Once a nationally ranked slam poet, she cofounded the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and continues to perform on stages around the country. She was recently featured in the 2014 Legends of Poetry Slam Showcase and in TEDxHouston, as well as in the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival. In 2013, she and novelist Angie Cruz founded Aster(ix) Journal, a literary journal giving voice to the censored and the marginalized. She is a member of the English faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Her debut full-length work of nonfiction, The Violence, is forthcoming from Scribner.

Event Details

March 16, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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