Jaquira Díaz: A Reading


Feb. 8, 2023, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 101


Please join us for a reading from Jaquira Díaz, Spring 2023 Shearing Fellow and author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir. She will be introduced by UNLV MFA candidate Harrison Nuzzo.

Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, a Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Selection, a Fall 2019 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a November 2019 Indie Next Pick, and a Library Reads October pick. Ordinary Girls was listed as one of the Must-Read Books of 2019 by O: The Oprah MagazineTimeBustleElectric LiteraturePublishers WeeklyThe MillionsThe WeekGood Housekeeping, and others. Her work has been published in Rolling StoneThe GuardianThe FaderT: The New York Times Style Magazine, and The Best American Essays 2016, among other publications. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kenyon Review, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. A former Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Consulting Editor at the Kenyon Review, she splits her time between Montréal and Miami Beach. Her second book, I Am Deliberate: A Novel, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.

Admission Information

This reading is open to the public, any and all are welcome to attend. There is no cost of admission, but please RSVP.

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute (BMI)


Open to All