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Jack Agueros to Speak at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, August 29, 2003

Jack Agueros, a short-fiction writer, poet, translator, and community activist, will share his works as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lectures Series. Agueros' presentation, entitled "Sonnets and Psalms: An Expression of Heritage," will be in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Tuesday, September 16 at noon. Admission is free. Hudson Valley is located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy.

Agueros will read a poem in Spanish by Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poet, followed by selections from his own sonnets and psalms, which reflects the Puerto Rican experience.

Agueros was born in a section of Manhattan known to many ethnic groups as "East Harlem." The Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Cubans often times referred to the area as "El Barrio."

He received a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.