Poetry Reading by writer, and film producer

Highly acclaimed writer, film producer, and poet Gary Soto will visit California State University, Stanislaus on Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m. in Room 130 of the Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building.

Soto, who divides his time between his native Fresno and Berkeley, is the author of 10 poetry collections for adults, most notably "New and Selected Poems," a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Award and the National Book Award. Soto's book sales have surpassed three million copies and he has won many awards for his work that includes the award-winning film "The Pool Party," plays, short stories, novels, and the writing of a libretto to the opera "Nerdlandia."

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University's English Department.