Orlando Ferrand is a Cuban-American award-winning poet and multi-disciplinary artist. His first collection of poetry, Citywalker,won the Gold Medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Review and Award Contest in 2011. He also won the Linden Lane Press Poetry Prize in 2011 for his book La Otra Isla, (Spanish Edition). His memoir Apologia: Cuban Childhood in My Backpack, received a 5-stars rating by Readers’ Favorite in 2012, and was selected by the City University of New York as the Book-of-the-Semester in the spring of 2012. He will be sharing his poetry and discussing his creative process with students at Lehman on 24 September.