Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – November

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group – November

November 14, 2023 @ 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, November 14 at 6:30 pm, at the Conference Room (1661 Napier St, Vancouver) for a discussion on the stories “The Mystery of Survival” by Alicia Gaspar de Alba (1993) and “Mouthful of Birds” (2009) by Samantha Schweblin. Facilitated by Professor Tamara Mitchell.

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

The stories are in English translations. Discussions will also be led in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required. This is a FREE event, but registration is required.


Please click on the following link to access the stories:


About the Facilitator:

Tamara Mitchell is a scholar of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literatures and cultures. Her work examines the relationship among aesthetics, politics, and the literary tradition in the current epoch of neoliberal globalization, with a focus 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 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 Literatures from Indiana University, Bloomington (2019), where she conducted research abroad as a FLAS Fellow and Tinker recipient.





November 14, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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