Creative Writing Reading Series with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo & Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Passcode for the event: MFACW


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s most recent book is Children of the Land: a Memoir, (Harper Collins 2020). He is also the author of Cenzontle, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize (BOA editions 2018) and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. As one of the founders of the Undocupoets campaign, he was the first undocumented student to graduate from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. His work has been featured in The New York Times, the Paris Review, and The Wall Street Journal among others. 

          Read Hernandez Castillo's interview with PBS Newshour


Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's most recent novel, The Revisioners, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was a national bestseller as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award, won the Crook's Corner Book Prize, and was the recipient of the First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Paris Review; Zyzzyva; O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times Book Review; and other publications.

          Check out a review of The Revisioners and order your own copy!

Creative Writing Reading Series with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo/Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Reading