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Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
1498 Irving St, Denver, Colorado 80204
Héctor Tobar to Discuss Untold Stories of 33 Chilean Miners Trapped Underground
Los Angeles-based author and journalist Héctor Tobar will share stories of the San José mine collapse in 2010 as part of the Evening with an Author Series, presented by CSU Libraries, the Colorado Authors’ League and the Denver Public Library. The events, held March 30 in Denver and March 31 in Ft. Collins, are free and open to the public.
Tobar’s talk will draw upon his investigation into the 2010 San José mine collapse in August 2010. More than 30 Chilean miners were trapped 700 meters underground for 69 days with dark surroundings and little food. In Deep Down Dark, Tobar recounts his visits with the miners and how they were forever changed by the mine collapse.
The author’s first event is Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library in Denver (1498 Irving St). His second event is Friday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fort Collins Hilton Hotel (425 W. Prospect Rd). Both events are free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first served.
Tobar was on the Los Angeles Times team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He was bureau chief for The Times in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine, Tobar is the author of three award-winning novels in addition to Deep Down Dark. Currently, Tobar is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon in the school of journalism and communication.
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