''Celebrating Our Own'' featuring Cristina Cortez '15 and Professor of English Phillis Levin

Hofstra's Great Writers, Great Readings literary series presents “Celebrating Our Own”. Hofstra Alumni and students of Hofstra's creative writing programs discuss their published works and the craft of writing. This evening will feature Cristina Cortez '15 and Professor of English Phillis Levin.


Cristina Cortez is a first-generation Latin-American poet born to immigrant parents. She holds a BA in English and History from Hofstra and an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell.

Her work has been published in I Come From the World Literary Journal, La Guagua Poetry Anthology: Celebration & Confrontation, and the United Spinal Association’s New Mobility Magazine.

Her first bilingual poetry collection Tawantinsuyu: Poems of the Time of the Inca (Books&Smith Editors, 2020) is a celebration of the history of Peru and its indigenous people.

Hofstra Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English Phillis Levin is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent of which is Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin, 2016)

For more information on our speakers, visit facebook.com/CristinaCortezAuthor and phillislevin.com.

Sponsored by the Department of English in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

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Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m.

LocationVirtual Event; Advance Registration required. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event.  Please RVSP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr


Tuesday, April 27, 2021





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