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October 30, 2002

Professor Alejandro Murguia and Los Delicados, a group of writer-performers whose roots extend to their student days in SFSU's Creative Writing Department, will give a Day of the Dead-themed performance Thursday at The Poetry Center on campus.

The 4:30 p.m. performance is free, and will be held in Room 512 of the Humanities building. Refreshments will be served.

Murguia, a professor of Raza studies, will read selections from his recently published book "This War Called Love."

Los Delicados is composed of critically acclaimed writer-performers Paul Flores, Darren de Leon and Norman Zelaya. Their spoken-word poetry, performed in a narrative frame, includes humor and cultural critiques. The group also includes music in their performances.

The event marks Los Delicados' first performance in the Poetry Center.

The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, one of the most long-lived, prestigious and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States, houses more than 2,000 audio and videotapes of writers performing their own works dating back to the Beat era. The center also hosts 12 to 15 public poetry readings and events each semester. Professor Ruth Witt-Diamant established the center in 1954 with encouragement from her friend, poet Dylan Thomas.

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