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AZ Speaks Highlight: Elena Díaz Björkquist

This October, experience Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

SB elena diaz bjorkquistElena Díaz Björkquist is a writer, historian, and artist based in Tucson, Arizona, but originally of Morenci, Arizona. She is the author of two books, Suffer Smoke and Water from the Moon, and the co-editor of Sowing the Seeds, una cosecha de recuerdos and Our Spirit, Our Reality: Celebrating Our Stories. When not busy writing, Björkquist serves as a scholar and research affiliate with SIROW at the University of Arizona. She is the recipient of the 2012 Arizona Humanities Council Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award and the Arizona Commission on the Arts Bill Desmond Writing Award.

This October, Elena will present her talk Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death in several cities: Gilbert, Tucson, Casa Grande, Sun City, and Winslow. For details, please View Events Calendar.

Is your organization interested in hosting Elena?  Check out all of the presentations she offers in our AZ Speaks Catalog.

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