Fresno State alumnus, poet and English teacher Sam Pereira will read selections from his lifetime of material and share insights during his lecture “Creating a Third Country: The Combining of American and Portuguese Cultures into Nuanced Poetry” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the University Business Center, PB 191.

Pereira has published six books, including “Dusting on Sunday” (Tebot Bach, 2012), “The Marriage of the Portuguese—Expanded Edition” (Tagus Press, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2012), and “Bad Angels” (Nine Mile Press, 2015).

The free public lecture is hosted by the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute and sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation. Parking is $5 in Lot 6.