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JUNE Reading Group Latin American Short Stories (in translation)
June 2, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Latin American Short Stories in Translation Reading Group – ONLINE
Explore the world of Latin American creative writing, culture and ideas!
This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to get your FREE ticket on Eventbrite
VLACC is pleased to present, in partnership with UBC’s Latin American Studies program, a reading group open to anyone interested in short stories written by Latin American authors.
At each meeting, a member of UBC’s Latin American Studies program will present and facilitate discussion of one to three selected short stories. From meeting to meeting, authors from different Latin American countries will be discussed, featuring both classic and contemporary texts.
English translations of all the stories will be made available in advance. Discussions will also be led in English.
No background in Latin American literature or culture required!
Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
18:30pm to 20:30pm
A Zoom link and a link to the stories will be sent with your order confirmation through Eventbrite.
Get your FREE ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/june-reading-group-latin-american-short-stories-in-translation-tickets-105314037120
Facilitator: Prof. Brianne Orr-Alvarez
Stories: Gabriel García Márquez’s “The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and Rosario Ferré’s “The Youngest Doll”
We have made this event free to reduce financial barriers for participation. However, free events routinely have a high number of no-shows so we will be overbooking this event in an effort to provide this opportunity to as many people as possible. Please plan to login early, at 6:15 PM to guarantee your assigned seat. VLACC volunteers will be online to help you with any technical difficulties.
Will I get a copy of the short story? And are they in English or another language?
After you register you will receive links to the stories to read prior to the meeting. All stories will be in English (translations from Portuguese or Spanish) and the discussion will also be in English.
What’s Zoom and how can I join the meeting?
Zoom is an online platform for virtual meetings. Click on the link above at the time of the meeting, add your name and the password provided, and you will be connected. Here’s a video tutorial with some basic information. VLACC’s team will be online 15 minutes before the meeting starts to help with any technical difficulties. Access is easier from a laptop or desktop (less so on your cell phone)
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to show my ticket?
No need. We will have your name on our list of participants.
In partnership with UBC Latin American studies