For the second Lobo Reading Experience, freshmen and the UNM community are invited to read "Bless Me Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya, professor emeritus of English at UNM. This coming of age novel, first published in 1972, is set in a fictional New Mexico town and tells of cultural and religious struggles in the Southwest.

The book will be read and discussed in several classes. Events scheduled as part of the Lobo Reading Experience include: Communication and Journalism Professor Miguel Gandert hosts discussion sessions at the George Pearl Hall Gallery of Design on Monday, Nov. 8, Tuesday, Nov. 9, Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center presents a touring production of the stage version of "Bless Me Ultima" on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Ticket information will be available at Lobo Reading Experience.

A casual conversation with Anaya is set for Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall Garcia Honda Auditorium, moderated by Enrique Lamadrid, chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language. The conversation is followed by a book signing at the Gallery of Design.