Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | Women’s Month Special Edition

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | Women’s Month Special Edition

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you interested in short stories written by Latin American authors?

We’re pleased to present a special edition of our Latin American Short Stories Reading Group on Tuesday, March 126:30 pm, in the Conference Room (1661 Napier St, Vancouver).

As we celebrate Women’s Month, we invite you to join us in this valuble conversation on the female universe facilitated by María Adelaida Escobar-Trujillo, PhD with the stories “A bad girl” by Montserrat Ordóñez and “An Unlucky Man” by Samanta Schweblin.

The stories and the discussion are in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required.


Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Conference Room (Britannia Community Services Centre) – 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4




Link to the stories:


About the facilitator:

María Adelaida Escobar is originally from Colombia where she initially studied Philosophy and Literature to then pursue her studies in English Literature and Hispanic Literature and Cultures. Since 2016 she teaches Spanish language and literature at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver where she is a lecturer. Her main research interests are transcultural interactions, identity and gender dialogues in and between the cultures of Spain and Latin America.

María has published short stories, poems and academic articles in Arte y literature hispanocanadiense, Historias de Montreal, Relatos Entrecruzados, Revista Zur, Perífrasis, Revista Cronopio, Hecho Teatral in September 2018 published her first novel Tiempo del Sur. Her last book, Nueve de Nueve, from 2024 is a collaboration and compiles the work of nine Colombian female writers. In 2023 her work and contribution to the Hispanic culture in Vancouver was recognized with the “Inspirational Award” in the category of Arts and Culture.


In partnership with The University of British Columbia (UBC).




March 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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