Luis Alberto Urrea recounts an excerpt of his story “The Southside Raza Image Federation, Corps of Discovery,” from memory with no notes at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The story appears in his 2015 collection The Water Museum.
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of sixteen books. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Urrea’s awards include the Edgar Award, the Kiriyama Prize, the American Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award, among others. His novel Into the Beautiful North was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Big Read selection. More than fifty cities and colleges have used one of Urrea’s books as a “community read.” Urrea teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
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