WITS writer Radames Ortiz will be reading his poetry at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Houston Community College-Southeast campus as part of their “Literary Luminaries” series.

Radames has been published in numerous literary journals including: Gulf Coast, Texas Observer, Open City, Cortland Review, and Exquisite Corpse. His work has also been collected in various anthologies which include: US Latino Literature Today, Regeneration: Telling Stories from Our Twenties, and Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas. He was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize. He was also awarded a 2003 Archie D. and Bertha Walker fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a 2005 grant from the Vermont Studio Center. Most recently he was the 2006 Naomi Shihab Nye Scholar and was invited to attend the Poetry at Roundtop Festival. An open-mike reading for students will follow the reading.

What: HCC-Southeast “Literary Luminaries” poetry reading
Who: WITS writer Radames Ortiz
When: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: HCC-Southeast Angela Morales Building, Student Lounge
Cost: Free!

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