A reading by Marc Anthony Richardson, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Caren Beilin

Join us on Thursday, April 27th, at 6:30 PM for readings by Marc Anthony Richardson, from his prize-winning new novel Year of the Rat; Caren Beilin,author of The University of Pennsylvania,  and Raquel Salas Rivera, poet and essayist.



MARC ANTHONY RICHARDSON received his MFA from Mills College. He is an artist and writer from Philadelphia. Year of the Rat is his debut novel and winner of the FC2 Ronald Suckenick Innovative Fiction Prize. He is currently working on The Messiahs.


CAREN BEILIN grew up in Germantown, Philadelphia. Her fiction can be found in McSweeney’sFence, and in the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press chapbook, Americans, Guests, or UsThe University of Pennsylvania, in its various forms, has been the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, a finalist in Fence’s Modern Prose Prize, and winner of Noemi Press’s Book Award for Fiction.


RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, essayist, and educator living and working in Philadelphia. They have published poetry, translations, and essays in numerous anthologies and journals, and as well as four poetry books: Caneca de anhelos turbios (2011), oropel/tinsel (2016), huequitos/holies (2016), and tierra intermitente (2017). Currently, they are a contributing editor and translator at The Wanderer. If for Roque Dalton there is no revolution without poetry, for Raquel there is no poetry without Puerto Rico.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

130 S. 34th Street
Penn Book Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304