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Imperial County

Valley native is ‘Lost in Thought’

Camarena Memorial Library

Poetry book debuts, signed copies available

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Camarena Memorial Library invites the public to a virtual meet-and-greet featuring Calexico's very own Charlie M. Zamarripa Thursday, May 27, at 5 p.m. Zamarripa is set to read select poems from his collection of poetry, "Lost in Thought," which he recently debuted on March 23.

"Lost in Thought" - Charlie M. Zamarripa

"Charlie Zamarripa's poetry is melodious, engaging, touching and often funny," reviews Brett Kofford, San Diego State University professor. "He is an exciting, new and unique voice in poetry."

The community is welcome to participate over Zoom. Information to join is as follows:

  • Meeting ID: 895 3548 5977
  • Passcode: 434371

"Charlie Zamarripa's work is both nostalgic and fun! His writing brims with euphemistic expression that speak to the heart," shares Theresa Montoya Gonzalez, a language arts instructor. "Topics such as loss, love, and laughter are sure to keep you craving more."

Signed copies of "Lost In Thought" will also be available for purchase in the library at 850 Encinas Ave. Zamarripa's collection is also available for purchase over Amazon from U.K.-based publisher, Impspired.

Education / Out & About
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Caleb J. Fernández

Upon earning his Bachelors degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went straight to New York City where he learned the necessities of production assistance, photography and art direction.

As a native of the Imperial Valley, Caleb looks forward to serving the KYMA/KECY-TV team in one of the most rewarding ways: by giving back to the Southwest Desert community which helped shape him.

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