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Texas State hosts Spanish-language readings by Dominican authors

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 25, 2013

Texas State University will host an evening with two award-winning Dominican authors, New York City-based Rubén Sánchez Féliz and Houston-based René Rodríguez Soriano, Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The event, on the eve of Dominican Independence Day, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wittliff Collections located on the 7th floor of the Alkek Library on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments will be provided.

Soriano is a widely published international author. He’s received numerous awards, including the National Award for Short Stories in 1996 for "Casa de Teatro" and the National Award for Short Stories in 1997 for "José Ramón López de la Secretaría de Educación Bellas Artes y Cultos de República Dominicana." He currently lives in Kingwood.

Feliz is an educator whose poems, essays, and fiction have been widely published. His literary awards include Premio Letras de Ultramar (2010) and Premio de Novela Federico García Godoy (2010). He earned both his undergraduate degree (Pedagogy, summa cum laude) and MFA from New York University.

Texas State co-sponsors of the event include Global Odyssey, a Common Experience Program; Equity and Access Committee; Department of English; Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies; and the Department of Modern Languages.

For more information, contact Nelly Rosario, Department of English, at nr12@txstate.edu.