A Reading and Conversation Featuring the Prose & Poetry of Fred Arroyo & Luivette Resto


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

A Reading and Conversation Featuring the Prose & Poetry of Fred Arroyo & Luivette Resto Poster

Fred Arroyo & Luivette Resto
prose * poetry * conversation
September 27, 2023 / Eck Visitors Center / University of Notre Dame
Main Event 7:30 pm / Pre-event Reception 6:45 pm


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Notre Dame

A reading and conversation featuring the prose & poetry of Fred Arroyo & Luivette Resto in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event will feature readings followed by a moderated conversation, and a Q&A session led by Francisco Aragón.

The event will begin at 7:30PM in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. A pre-event reception will be held at 6:45PM and will also take place in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The event will also feature a book signing that will start at 9:00PM.


Fred Arroyo is the author of Sown in Earth: Essays of Memory and Belonging, published by the University of Arizona Press (2020). He is also the author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions, and The Region of Lost Names. His writing has appeared in the anthologies Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and The Colors of Nature: Essays on Culture, Identity and the Natural World. Fred is working on a book of poems, Emigrant Creek and Other Songs, and a collection of short fictions, The Book of Manuels.

Luivette Resto is an award-winning poet, a mother of 3 revolutionary humans, a Wonder Woman fan, and a middle school English teacher. She was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the Bronx. She is a CantoMundo and Macondo Fellow and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her two books of poetry Unfinished Portrait and Ascension have been published by Tía Chucha Press. Her third poetry collection Living on Islands Not Found on Maps, published by FlowerSong Press, won silver for the 2022 Juan Felipe Herrera Best Poetry Book Award at the International Latino Book Awards. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

Laura Villareal is the author of Girl’s Guide to Leaving (University of Wisconsin Press, 2022) which was awarded the Texas Institute of Letter's John A. Robert Johnson Award for a First Book of Poetry. She earned her MFA at Rutgers University—Newark and has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts, National Book Critics Circle’s Emerging Critics Program, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program at University of Texas-Austin. She is a 2023-2024 Letras Latinas Associate, co-editor of Letras Latinas Blog 2, and a contributing editor at West Branch Magazine.

Sofía M. Villamil Durán is a senior from Puerto Rico double-majoring in Theology and Latino Studies with a minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has been an undergraduate associate for Letras Latinas since February 2022. Besides her work with the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), Sofía is Professor Marisel Moreno’s research assistant through the Kellogg Institute International Scholars Program, as well as Moreno’s teaching assistant for the ILS’ Introduction to Latino Studies gateway course. Sofia is also a poet and has published work in the student journal, The Juggler, and has a poem forthcoming in Notre Dame Magazine.

**Books will be available for purchase & signing**

Originally published at latinostudies.nd.edu.