U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera To Meet with Next Generation of Latino Leaders

 Culture   Mon, March 07, 2016 12:04 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 9, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Congressional Interns and Fellows will meet with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at the Library of Congress. Herrera is the first Hispanic Poet Laureate in our nation’s history.

The meeting will feature a reading of several of Herrera’s poems, a photo opportunity and an interactive discussion with CHCI Interns and Fellows. Media in attendance will have the opportunity to interview Juan Felipe Herrera and the CHCI program participants.

What: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Meets with CHCI             

Who:   Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

  CHCI Interns and Fellows

                    **Juan Felipe Herrera and Students will be Available for Interviews**

      When:    Wednesday, March 9, 2015

        10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Where: Library of Congress, LJ-119, First Floor of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building      

*Press interested in attending must RSVP to iburbano@chci.org

About CHCI

CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowshipscongressional internshipsscholarshipsReady to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.

The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Instagram.

About The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center fosters and enhances the public's appreciation of literature. To this end, the Center administers the endowed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry position, coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures, conferences, and symposia, and sponsors high-profile prizes and fellowships for literary writers. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/poetry/.

Irving Burbano
(347) 803-0457