Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – May

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – May

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Join us on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Britannia Community Centre’s Conference Room (1661 Napier St, Vancouver) for a discussion on the stories “Highway without an Ox (2002) by Claudia Hernández” and “And we sold the rain (1988) by Carmen Naranjo”. This session will be facilitated by Professor Tamara Mitchell.


Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Conference Room (Britannia Community Services Centre)
1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.


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 link to access the stories:

English Versions:

Spanish Versions:


Tamara Mitchell is a scholar of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literature and cultures. Her work examines the relationship among aesthetics, politics, and literary tradition in the current epoch of neoliberal globalization, focusing on Mexican and Central American narrative fiction. At UBC, Tamara is the faculty lead on the Sound and the Humanities Research Cluster.

Tamara received a Master of Arts in Spanish Literature at the University of Kansas (2009), following which she spent a year abroad as an Assistant Professor of English Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, and taught for two years as a Lecturer of Spanish at Clemson University in South Carolina. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington (2019), where she conducted research abroad as a FLAS Fellow and Tinker recipient.




May 14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Britannia Community Centre – Conference Room
1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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