JAVIER ZAMORA with City Arts & Lectures

Author photos of Javier Zamora and Alexis Madrigal and cover image of Solito


in conversation with Alexis Madrigal

Co-Presented with 826 Valencia

Thursday, May 18, 2023
7:30pm Pacific Time

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater


This event appears in the series
On Art & Politics

“It’s hard to reconcile the fact that [Solito] hasn’t always been with us. How can something so essential and fundamental to the American story not already be part of our canon?”—San Francisco Chronicle

When Javier Zamora was one year old, his father fled El Salvador’s United States-funded Salvadoran Civil War. His mother followed in 1995, leaving the five-year-old Zamora with his grandparents until he migrated to the U.S. on his own at age nine. In his debut memoir, Solito, Zamora retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and the Sonoran Desert before reuniting with his parents in California. A poet and activist, he is a co-founder of Undocupoets, an organization that has succeeded in lifting citizenship requirements from major poetry prizes.

City Arts & Lectures’ Covid protocol follows San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines and/or requirements of the featured guests. At this time, masks are encouraged but not required. Policy subject to change.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Sydney Goldstein Theater
San Francisco, CA
Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022