Author Erika Sánchez to hold reading, signing at Texas State, KAP House

Jayme Blaschke, Director of Media Relations | February 20, 2020

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Erika Sánchez

Author and poet Erika Sánchez will hold a reading and book signing at Texas State University Thursday, Feb. 27.

The reading will be held at Flowers Hall, Room 230 at 3:30 p.m. She will also hold a reading 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle. 

The events are free and open to the public.

Sánchez’s debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is a New York Times bestseller, a National Book Awards finalist and won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award for 2016-17. She is a recent recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Vinyl Poetry, Guernica, Boston Review,, The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, POETRY Magazine and the New York Times Magazine.  

This event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation, the Lindsey Reading Series and the Department of English.

For more information, contact Jeremy Garrett at

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 192,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922