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De viva voz | Literary Cafe
July 25, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Dafne Blanco and Carmen Rodríguez will host this online Spanish language literary cafe, featuring readings by the hosts, and emerging writers Carlos Cabello, Alicia Niemann, Miralda Reyes and Danais Yera. The readings will be followed by a conversation among the writers and a Q&A session with the audience.
This is a Zoom online event. The link and password to join the ZOOM meeting will be sent to you by confirmation email once you get your FREE ticket at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/de-viva-voz-literary-cafe-tickets-105749660080
Thursday, June 25th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
About the hosts
Dafne Blanco Sarlay is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Mexico and based in Vancouver since 1996. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and decided to use the bathroom of her grandparents’ old house as the best setting for the opening scenes of State of Absence. That is how she began composing this family memoir, which took her more than three years to complete, in addition to a series of pilgrimages throughout the world and to the depths of her own internal journey of pain, mourning and transformation.
Born in Valdivia, Chile, bilingual writer Carmen Rodríguez came to Canada as a political exile in 1974. She is the author of Guerra Prolongada/Protracted War (Women’s Press, 1992), a bilingual volume of poetry; and a body to remember with/De Cuerpo Entero (Arsenal Pulp Press/Editorial Los Andes, 1997), a collection of short stories; and Retribution (Women’s Press Literary, 2011), a novel. De Cuerpo Entero was awarded an Honorary Mention of Santiago’s “Premio Municipal de Literatura” in 1998, while and a body to remember with was a finalist for the Vancouver Book Award, also in 1998. Retribution obtained second place in the Best Popular Novel category of the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York. Chiles Døtre, the Norwegian translation of Retribution was released in the fall of 2013 by Juritzen Forlag of Oslo. Its Spanish version, El Desquite, is forthcoming. In addition to being a writer, Rodríguez has worked extensively as an educator and journalist. Until recently, she taught in the Latin American Studies Program of Simon Fraser University and was Vancouver correspondent for the Spanish language section of Radio Canada International.