Stephen GutierrezPatricia Eakins

Which would you rather do, watch a movie or listen to poetry? We’re offering you the chance to do both tonight.

Authors Patricia Eakins and Stephen Gutierrez will be sharing their works at 7 p.m. in Room LL430. This reading is free and brought to you by the Hugh Hyde Living Writers Series. Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, which won both the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. In 1997, The Hungry Girls was made into a work of theatre by the performance ensemble Collision Theory. Gutierrez is the author of Live from Fresno y Los and Elements. He teaches at California State University, East Bay.

Also at 7 p.m., we’re presenting Part 2 of the Ken Burns documentary Mark Twain. The movie will be shown in Room 1500 of the Student Services Building, and it’s also free.

Two entertaining events, both free. Hard choice!