past event

Meet Writer in Residence Francisco Cantu

Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012. A former Fulbright fellow, he recently received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Arizona. His essays and translations appear frequently in Guernica, and his work can also be found in “The Best American Essays 2016,” Ploughshares, and Orion, among others. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” is Cantu’s account of his time tracking human border crossers. It was published by Riverhead Books in February 2018 and became an instant New York Times bestseller.

FREE copies of “The Line Becomes a River” are available through our Catch & Release program. Pick up a copy from the Aspen Words office in the Red Brick Building at the beginning of the month. Read it, pass it along to a friend, and come meet the author at their public event!

Residency program held in partnership with the Catto Shaw Foundation.
Thank you to media sponsor Aspen Magazine & our hosts at The Temporary.

No registration necessary. Free event.

Event information
Tue Jun 12, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Temporary
360 Market Street
Basalt, CO