The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University invites you to celebrate the release of Arizona poet laureate Alberto Ríos' debut novel, A Good Map of All Things on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom.
Set in northern Mexico during the mid-twentieth century, Ríos debut novel is a picaresque adventure chronicling the sorrows and joys of small town life just south of the border. Ríos will be joined by Professor Anita Huizar Hernández for a conversation on the political, economic, and cultural landscape of the Southwest.
Individuals who purchase a copy of the book through the Piper Center's website will receive access to a special meet-and-greet with Alberto Ríos following the event. This event is open to the public and free. To learn more and register, visit the Piper Center's website at https://piper.asu.edu/events/alberto-ríos/a-good-map-of-all-things.
Alberto Ríos, Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate and a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, is the author of twelve collections of poetry. He has also written three short story collections and a memoir about growing up on the Mexican border. Ríos is also the host of the PBS programs Art in the 48 and Books & Co. University Professor of Letters, Regents’ Professor, Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing, and the Katharine C. Turner Chair in English, Ríos has taught at Arizona State University since 1982. In 2017, he was named director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.