Wilkes University


The Trouble with My Name

Javier Avila examines the issues of language, race and social justice in an eye-opening performance that engages the audience as he tells the story of his life and reads poetry.

Avila is an English professor at Northampton County Community College. In 2015, he received the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year award. Avila teaches classes in English, creative writing, poetry writing, contemporary literature and modern poetry.

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