Wilkes University

Upcoming Speakers

Photo of Valaeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli

Born in Mexico City in 1983, Valeria Luiselli published a book of personal essays entitled Papeles falsos (Sidewalks) in 2010 and her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres and the New York Times. Her first novel, Los ingrávidos (Faces In The Crowd) was originally published by Sexto Piso in April 2011 and in the UK by Granta in May 2012. In 2014 she was named one of the 5 under 35 by the National Book Foundation in the US and her most recent novel, La historia de mis dientes (The Story of My Teeth) is one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015 and won the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction 2016. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Asymptote, McSweeney and Granta. She has recently completed a PhD in Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in 14 languages.


Visiting author schedule:

  • Workshop / Q&A in Kirby Hall: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (open to public)
  • Dinner w. students: 5: 00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (invitation-only)
  • Reading in Kirby Salon: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (open to public)
  • Book signing: Directly following public readings. (open to public)


Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony
Associate Professor/Chair Department of English
Wilkes University
Kirby Hall. Rm. 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4529

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St.