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Disruption of the Literary Canon: On Missing Sergio Pitol (Chicago, IL)

MAKE Literary Production’s 5th annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art, themed “Assembly,” is an ambitious exchange between Mexico City and Chicago. The weeklong festival takes place at over a dozen arts venues and universities throughout Chicago, October 13th-20th. The following March, a similar series of events are held in Mexico City. Programs include readings, conversations, and our signature event, the “Live Magazine Show”—which makes its Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago debut this year. #litluz / www.litluz.org

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Disruption of the Literary Canon: On Missing Sergio Pitol

This roundtable conversation, lead by Dr. García Chávez takes a critical look at literary tradition in the United States, asks why so few Latin American authors are included, and what that could mean for how the US collectively views Latin American citizens and culture. Mexican authors Julián Herbert and Fernanda Melchor join the conversation to discuss the recently passed and iconic Mexican writer, Sergio Pitol, and the dominating presence of American literature.

More on the participants:

Julián Herbert
Julián Herbert (b. 1971, Mexico) is a writer, musician, and distinguished professor who has won many prizes in his career as a novelist such as the Premio Nacional de Literatura Gilberto Owen in 2003, the Premio Jaén de Novela Inédita 2011 for Canción de tumba (an elegy for his mother, translated and published in 2018 by Graywolf Press as Tomb Song) and the Premio de Novela Elena Poniatowska in 2012. He studied Spanish Literature at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. His first novel, Un mundo infiel, was released in 2004 after trying his luck with four collections of poetry.

El mexicano Julián Herbert (1971) es escritor, músico y profesor distinguido con varios premios a lo largo de su carrera como novelista como el Premio Nacional de Literatura Gilberto Owen en 2003, el Premio Jaén de Novela Inédita 2011 por Canción de tumba (una elegía a su madre) o el Premio de Novela Elena Poniatowska en 2012. Estudió literatura española en la Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. Su primera novela llegaría en 2004, Un mundo infiel, tras probar suerte con cuatro poemarios.

Fernanda Melchor
Fernanda Melchor (b. 1982, Veracruz, Mexico) is the author of the novels Falsa liebre (Almadía, 2013) and Temporada de huracanes (Random House Literature, 2017), and the book of essays Aquí no es Miami (Literature Random House, 2018). She is also a journalist who graduated from the Universidad Veracruzana, holds a Masters in Aesthetics and Art from the Autonomous University of Puebla, and has a specialization in political science from the Institut D’Études Politiques in Rennes, France. Her most recent novel, Temporada de huracanes, was considered by various media as the best Mexican novel of 2017 and is being translated into more than seven languages. The English translation of Temporada de Huracanes, Hurricane Season, is forthcoming in 2019 from New Directions, translated by Sophie Hughes.

Fernanda Melchor (Veracruz, 1982) Es autora de las novelas Falsa liebre (Almadía, 2013) y Temporada de huracanes (Literatura Random House, 2017), y del libro de crónicas Aquí no es Miami (Literatura Random House, 2018). Es periodista egresada de la Universidad Veracruzana, y maestra en Estética y Arte por la Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, y cuenta una especialidad en Ciencias Políticas por el Institut D’Études Politiques de Rennes, Francia. Su más reciente novela, Temporada de huracanes, fue considerada por diversos medios como la mejor novela mexicana del 2017 y está siendo traducida a más de siete idiomas.

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Carmen Boullosa: La Frontera, A Literary Salon (PEN World Voices Festival) (NYC)

La Frontera: A Literary Salon

Tickets: Free with museum entry by suggested admission.  

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Carmen Boullosa w/ Yolette Garcia at the Latino Cultural Center (Dallas, TX)

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SMU, Staff, Simmons School of Education, Garcia, Yolette

In partnership with Deep Vellum Publishing, the Latino Cultural Center will present a conversation with Mexican author Carmen Boullosa and Yolette Garcia, Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016: reception at 6 pm and lecture and conversation at 7 pm.

Carmen Boullosa is a leading Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright. Her discussion will cover the growth of feminism in a Latin American context in the late 20th Century and will continue to broaden the center’s focus on Latin American female authors.

Yolette Garcia joined SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development in 2008 as Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach. She’s responsible for identifying and prioritizing community partnerships and projects for the School. She also develops strategies for communications and promotion. Additionally, she teaches media as an adjunct in the Master of Liberal Studies program at SMU. Garcia comes to her position as a veteran public broadcasting journalist and manager for KERA television and radio. She served the public broadcasting organization in various capacities for 25 years, and won a 1994 national Emmy Award, a 2006 Lone Star Emmy, and in 2002 she was honored by the Press Club of Dallas with the Buck Marryat Award, given for career excellence in journalism.

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Autumn in Dallas is a Many Sun-Splashed Thing

BACK from Carmen Boullosa’s incredible book tour across the state of Texas. Five days. Six readings. Four cities. Hundreds and hundreds of readers reached. Copies of TEXAS for sale across the state now ahead of the December publication date. The tour was unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who came to a reading, who put on the […]

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