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News: PCC Hosts First Writer in Residence, Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

Pasadena City College is proud to present its first Writer in Residence, award-winning author and PCC alumna Reyna Grande, on campus Oct. 15 to 17. Grande has written two novels: “Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing With Butterflies” and a new memoir called “The Distance Between Us.”

Grande will be featured at two events on campus that are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, she will be at the Community Writing Workshop from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Circadian. On Wednesday Oct. 17, she will be at a Public Reading from 7 to 9 p.m. in C333. Grande will also be visiting several classrooms, speaking with creative writing and composition classes.

Grande is a recipient of the American Book Award (2007), the El Premio Aztlan Literary Award (2006) and the International Latino Book Award (2010). Copies of Grande’s books are available in the PCC Bookstore.

The Writer in Residence program is made possible by a generous grant from the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors.

For more information or to reserve a spot at the Writing Workshop, please contact Manny Perea, English Division instructor, at (626) 585-7496 or via email at

Release Date: 10/02/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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