Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – April

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – April

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

VLACC is pleased to present a reading group open to anyone interested in short stories written by Latin American authors.
Join us on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room (1661 Napier St) for a discussion on the stories “Continuity of Parks” and “Axolotl” by the Argentine author Julio Cortázar as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of his death. This time, UBC professor Maria Carbonetti will facilitate the conversation about the stories.

This is a free event, but registration is required, and donations are appreciated. Please get your ticket at:


Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Conference Room (Britannia Community Services Centre) 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4


About the Facilitator:

Dr. María Carbonetti is a lecturer in the Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies (FHIS) who has developed advanced language and culture curriculum for the Spanish Program at the University of British Columbia. Carbonetti is a director of Spanish for Community, a community-based experiential learning initiative at the FHIS she created in 2016. Her research is currently focused on community engaged learning pedagogies applied to second language teaching and learning, particularly on translation as intercultural mediation in relationship with diversity, inclusion and curriculum indigenization/decolonization practices. She was the recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize in 2019 and the recipient of a Public Humanities Hub Public Engagement Award in 2022.


The stories are available in both the original Spanish version and English translation. Discussions will be led in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required.


Please click on the following links to access the stories:


Continuity of Parks (English version)

Continuidad de los parques (original Spanish version)


Axolotl (English version)

Axolotl (original Spanish version)


Images and music as complementary resources for checking out:

Escher Drawings:
“Drawing hands”
“Fishes and scales”


J.S.Bach Cannon (examples) video animations:  
Bach’s Crab Canon –
Bach, Canone alla decima, Art of Fugue (animation version 7)




April 9
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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