National Medal of the Arts recipient Julia Alvarez presents as part of a virtual UCI Great Big Read event on August 6. This conversational forum with the revered author of prize-winning books such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies will engage participants, and a live Q&A session is included. Alvarez' latest novel, Afterlife, is the current UCI Great Big Read selection.

Facilitated by Anita Casavantes Bradford, Chicano/Latino Studies, UCI

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