‘Voices in the Monte’ Series Presents Granados at TAMIU March 26

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Award-Winning Author Christine Granados

Christine Granados
Christine Granados

Meet fiction writer, Christine Granados, author of “Brides and Sinners in El Chuco,” at the next “Voices in the Monte” Writers Series at Texas A&M International University Thursday, March 26.

“Granados will facilitate a Talk on Craft at 10 a.m. where she will discuss her experiences as a freelance journalist and the process of writing creative fiction. At 7 p.m., she will host a reading and book signing of her collection of short stories, ‘Brides and Sinners in El Chuco,’ ” said Kimberly R. Thomas, director, Writing Center.

Both events will be held in the TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 102, and are free and open to the public.

The El Paso native was a Spur Award finalist for best short fiction for the story “Inner View” in 2007 and was named one of the Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch (and read) by LatinoStories.com, 2007. Granados won the 2006 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award, a grant given by Sandra Cisneros to further the aspiration of new writers.

Her stories have been featured in “Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas-Mexican Literature,” “Not Quite What I was Planning: And other Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure,” Texas Observer, El Andar Magazine, Big Tex[t] and the Newspaper Tree.

book“Brides and Sinners” was a finalist in the short story category for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, 2006, and received a notable book mention in the Pima County Public Library Southwest Books of the Year awards in 2006.

Granados is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and the M.F.A. creative writing program at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. A mother of two sons and a freelance journalist, Granados currently teachers creative writing at Texas A&M University, College Station.

“Voices in the Monte” is intended to provide an opportunity for students and the public to visit with local, regional and national writers who share their personal vision of writing and finding their voice. The Series encourages interaction among people from the University, the city and the surrounding area with visiting writers. It is made possible by funding provided by TAMIU and a Title V Grant.

For more information, contact Thomas at the Writing Center at 326.2884.

Writing Center Hours are 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and 1 – 6 p.m., Sunday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu