Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Hunger Benefit Photos!

Check out some photographs from our 2010 Hunger Benefit, which took place on November 12th. We raised over $3,000 for Casa De Peregrinos, Las Cruces' food bank.  This was the first year for the chili-cook off competition between graduate students and faculty; graduate students took home the cumulative prize, while MFA faculty member Richard Greenfield won the overall competition with his "Tequila Chipotle Chicken Chili."

Charles Bowden was our featured reader this year. He read from his recent book about Cuidad Juarez, Murder City, as well as from his other work pertaining to the US-Mexico border. The benefit also featured live music, a mini-carnival, and a silent auction. Thanks to everyone who helped with the Hunger Benefit this year, including creative writing students, faculty members, volunteers and attendees.

All photos courtesy of fiction student Josh Bowen.

Crockpots full of chili waiting to be tasted

Students socializing before the reading

MFA students Peter Brooks and Megan Wong hard at work on the Minute Made Poetry booth, while Rob Houghton takes charge of the Trivia booth

Bobby Byrd introduces Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden, our featured reader

If you'd like to see more photographs or get more information about La Sociedad Para Las Artes and the Nelson/Boswell reading series at NMSU, visit our Facebook page.

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