Join us on Wednesday, October 30, for an evening with Raquel Salas Rivera, Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and author of lo terciario/the tertiary. They will give a free reading of their work at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  This free event requires registration.

This event is sponsored by the Writers House and is part of the Writers in Camden Series. Questions should be directed to

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. Their fourth book, lo terciario/the tertiary, winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist and was selected by RemezclaEntropyLiterary Hub,mitúBook Riot, and Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Raquel received a 2019 Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets and have also received fellowships and residencies from the Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, and CantoMundo.