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One Book One San Diego Comes to University of San Diego

The public is invited to a special presentation by San Diego native Lysley Tenorio on his award-winning book, "Monstress" at the University of San Diego on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The event takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the university’s Manchester Conference Center.

"Monstress" is a luminous collection of heartbreaking, vivid, startling, and gloriously unique stories set amongst the Filipino-American communities of California and the Philippines. Already the worthy recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship, Tenorio brilliantly explores the need to find connections, the melancholy of isolation, and the sometimes suffocating ties of family in tales that range from a California army base to a steamy moviehouse in Manilla, to the dangerous false glitter of Hollywood.

An RSVP is required for this free event. Books will be available for sale and Tenorio will sign copies.

In its eighth year, One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program. It is a partnership between KPBS, San Diego Public Library, San Diego County Library and other community partners. The purpose of the program is to bring together our community and encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. To learn more and find out about other events go to www.kpbs.org/onebook.

 

 


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Denise Ward
wardd@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659