Free and open to the public
Reading by both authors followed by an audience Q&A
Leah Lax has published an array of award-winning fiction and nonfiction, a major opera (with NPR broadcast), a book-length memoir, and soon the narrative nonfiction Not From Here: our nation of immigrants and who we are now. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.
Leslie Contreras Schwartz is an essayist and poet, whose second and forthcoming book of poems, Nightbloom & Cenote, examines the legacy of trauma and abuse among a family of women. She was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Houston Poet Laureate and was recently a semi-finalist for the 2017 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Schwartz holds an MFA in poetry from The Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is a graduate of Rice University.