Friday, October 7, 2011

Oct. 21, 2011 Awilda Castro Suarez reading at Bernardine Lecture Hall 2:00 pm Alvernia University

October 21, 2011 The Alvernia Writers' Series hosts guest poet, writer, and translator Awilda I. Castro Suarez for a presentation of authentic creative works.
Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall, 2:00 p.m.

About the Event
The Alvernia Writers' Series is an open forum for the presentation of authentic creative works. Now in its seventh year under the auspices of Dr. Tom Bierowski, the Alvernia Writers' Series welcomes any and all participants and hopes to keep the Bohemian spirit of personal artistic expression alive and kicking on campus.

The Writers' Series meets one Friday per month at 2:00 p.m. in the Dr. Frank A. Franco Library. For more information contact Dr. Tom Bierowski at

About the Guest Poet
Awilda I. Castro Suarez is a writer and translator. Born and raised in Puerto Rico she has a Bachelor's degree in public communications from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's degree in Spanish journalism from Florida International University. She lives in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Castro Suarez has been published in numerous magazines, such as Off the Coast, Mad Poets, Philadelphia Poets and in book anthologies. Her poem, "Nostalgia at Pennsylvania Dutch Country" won the Editor's Choice in the Sixth Annual Amy Tritsch Needle Award given by the Philadelphia Poets. She is an active member of Berks Bards, organizes writing workshops for different community groups and hosts poetry readings. She has published a book of poetry about immigration titled, Loneliness Country. Castro Suarez is also working on her first novel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Awilda Castro-Suarez. You were truly "magnificent"....