Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 2, 2006

Ecuadorian Author to Present Feb. 16 Reading of Short Stories at Whitworth

Luis A. Aguilar-Monsalve, Ph.D., a noted Ecuadorian writer who is author-in-residence and visiting professor of modern languages at Wabash College, in Indiana, will present a reading of his short stories on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4484. Aguilar-Monsalve will read his works in both English and Spanish.

Aguilar-Monsalve is the author of numerous articles and nine books, including the collection Dejen pasar al viento (English translation: Go with the Wind), which was published in 2004 by Eskeletra and was named a "Recommended Book" by Hoy Online, South America's first online journal.

Aguilar-Monsalve holds doctorate degrees from UCLA and California Coast University, and master's degrees from UCLA and The Claremont Graduate School. He has conducted academic research on topics including the 19th-century Ecuadorian novel, democracies in Latin America, and oil and development in Ecuador.

Contacts:

Carol Smucker, chair and associate professor, department of modern languages, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4484 or csmucker@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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