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October 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Noe Alvarez_10.27.2021
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Virtual - Massachusetts Must Read Authors -- Noé Álvarez *For Adults

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Author Noé Álvarez was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts's must-read authors of the year. Join Álvarez for a presentation on his latest book, "Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land" via Zoom.

About The Book: Noé Álvarez, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run a four-month-long Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He'll discuss his harrowing journey -- overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear, as well as the dangers he encountered, including stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion. Alvarez will also share his reimagining of North America and his place in it, exploring Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities.

About The Author: Noé Álvarez holds degrees in philosophy and creative writing from Whitman College and Emerson College, respectively. He studied conflict analysis, peacemaking, and conflict resolution at American University and in Northern Ireland, received a fellowship at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and researched U.S. drug policy, military aid, and human rights issues in Colombia’s Putumayo jungles. He lives in Boston, where, until recently, he worked as a security officer at one of the nation’s oldest libraries, the Boston Athenæum. Learn more about Noé HERE.

Presented in collaboration with a number of Massachusetts libraries.

Please register for this virtual event. You'll receive the zoom link in the confirmation and reminder emails.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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