Breakout Writers Series: Raquel Gutiérrez

January 25 7:00 pm

The Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV

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Breakout Writers Series: Raquel Gutiérrez

January 25 7:00 pm
The Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV
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About the Event

Please join us for a reading with Raquel Gutiérrez. This program will be introduced by Tanya Shirazi, writer and PhD candidate from UNLV’s Creative Writing International Program.

Raquel Gutiérrez is an arts critic/writer, poet and educator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gutiérrez credits the queer and feminist DIY post-punk ‘zine culture of the 1990s plus Los Angeles County and Getty paid arts internships with introducing her/them to the various vibrant art & music scenes and communities throughout Southern California. Gutiérrez is a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism, as well as a 2017 recipient of the The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Her/Their writing has recently appeared in Art In America, NPR Music, Places Journal, and High Country News. Gutiérrez teaches in the Oregon State University-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA Program. Her/Their first book of prose, “Brown Neon,” is an ekphrastic memoir that considers what it means to be a Latinx artist during the Trump era. It is out now from Coffee House Press.

Parking/getting there: Parking on UNLV’s campus is free and open to all after 7pm. Turn onto East Harmon Ave and take it as far as you can into campus; The Barrick Museum of Art is just past the Lied Library, on the right-hand side of Parking Lot I.

Questions? Please email blackmountaininstitute@unlv.edu or call (702) 895-5542. 

This program is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.