March 20, 2011 – Manuel Martinez read excerpts from his novels, Crossing (1998), and Drift (2003), during Antioch College's Fireside Reading Series. Mr. Martinez teaches contemporary U.S. and Chicano literature at the Ohio State University, and has authored one book of literary criticism, Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent, and his most recent novel, Day of the Dead (2009). His work has also appeared in the anthologies Hecho en Tejas and Latinos in Lotusland.
Morgan Fellows Anne Bohlen and Jean Gregorek sponsored this series of readings by established and emerging multi-ethnic writers. All Fireside Readings took place in the the Barbara Slaner Winslow Reading Room at the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom located on the Antioch College campus.
About Antioch College
Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent college will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.
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