Book group to discuss memoir of growing up near Mexico-Arizona border

The ASU Book Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 25, at Piper Writers House to discuss the memoir “Capirotada,” by Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Regents' Professor of English. “Capirotada” is a memoir of growing up on the Mexico-Arizona border, was chosen as the OneBookArizona for 2009 and won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award. Ríos will be present to talk about his memoir and other writings.

The ASU Book Group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students. It is sponsored by the Department of English and Piper Center for Creative Writing. For more information, contact Judith Smith at or (480) 965-4821. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month.