Award-winning Chicana Poet and Storyteller Performs at WSU Nov. 28

PULLMAN, Wash. — Michele Serros, award-winning Chicana poet and storyteller, will perform “Stories of Identity and Pork Rinds” at 7 p.m., Nov. 28, in Washington State University’s Kimbrough Auditorium.

Serros’ first published work, “Chicana Falsa and other stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard,” created a buzz in the writing industry. Written while Serros was a student at Santa Monica College, the book quickly went from being sold from her garage when the original publisher went out of business, to required reading in high schools and universities nationwide.

Newsweek recently named Serros “one of the top young women to watch for in the new century,” while her newest collection of humorous fiction, “How to be a Chicana Role Model,” made the Los Angeles Times Best Seller List.

She has served as a commentator for National Public Radio and toured with Lollapalooza as a “Road Poet.” Getty Research Institute and the Poetry Society of America have selected Serros’ poetry to appear on buses throughout Los Angeles County.

The reading is part of the WSU Department of Comparative American Cultures lecture series, “Who Speaks for America?”