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Matt de la Pena & Chris Baron
Oct 16 2019 - 7:00pm

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of SDSU’s MFA in Creative Writing!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm in Love Library 430 (Leon Williams Room) for a reading by Matt de la Pena & Chris Baron.

SDSU MFA Program Alumni, Chris Baron and Matt de la Peña, will read from their collected works and discuss the impact of young-adult and middle-grade literature. Chris Baron is the author of the poetry collection, Under the Broom Tree, which was published in the poetry anthology Lantern Tree, winner of the San Diego Book Award. His first novel, All of Me (Feiwel and Friends, 2019), has been lauded as “beautifully written, brilliant, and necessary.” Matt de la Peña is the author of six critically acclaimed young-adult novels, as well as three picture books, including Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor.   

Words spin into webs, filling the apartment

with silken memories of things I said

                        --Chris Baron


But it won’t be luck you’ll leave with.

Because you’ll have love.

You’ll have love, love, love.

                        --Matt de la Peña

This reading is free and open to the public.

Parking at SDSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFeYz7WgowM&feature=youtu.be

Matt de la Pena & Chris Baron