Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | Black History Month Special Edition

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | Black History Month Special Edition

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

VLACC is pleased to present, in partnership with UBC’s Latin American Studies program, this special edition of our monthly reading group to honour Black History Month with a story by a black Latin American author.

Join us on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm, at the Britannia’s Conference Room for a discussion with Professor Ramón Ant. Victoriano-Martínez (Arturo) about the story “Monstro” by Junot Díaz.

The stories are in English translations. Discussions will also be led in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required.

Please click on the following link to access the stories:


Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Conference Room (Britannia Community Services Centre) – 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.


About the facilitator:

Ramón Antonio Victoriano-Martinez (Arturo) was born in the Dominican Republic (1969), where he graduated with a B.A. in law at the Universidad Católica Santo Domingo (Class of 1994). He earned his Ph.D. in Hispanic and Latin American Literature from the University of Toronto in 2010. After graduation, he taught in the Department of Language Studies (University of Toronto Mississauga), the Caribbean Studies Program and the Latin American Studies Program (University of Toronto) from 2011 to 2019. His primary area of research is the literature and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean, emphasizing issues of race, gender, diaspora and national belonging.




February 13
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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