March Reading Group – Clarice Lispector

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March Reading Group – Clarice Lispector

March 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Latin American Short Stories in Translation Reading Group
Explore the world of Latin American creative writing, culture and ideas!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to get your FREE ticket at Eventbrite.

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.

At each meeting, a member of UBC’s Latin American Studies program will present and facilitate discussion of one to three selected short stories. From meeting to meeting, authors from different Latin American countries will be discussed, featuring both classic and contemporary texts.

English translations of all the stories will be made available in advance. Discussions will also be led in English.

No background in Latin American literature or culture required!

Next Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Place:  Vancouver Public Library Britannia Branch
1661 Napier, St, Vancouver
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Facilitator: Alessandra Santos
Stories: “A Chicken”, “The Crime of the Mathematics Teacher”, and “The Buffalo” all by Clarice Lispector (Brazil).


Will I get a copy of the short story? And are they in English or another language?
Once you sign up for this event you will receive a pdf of the short story (or stories) to read prior to the meeting. All stories will be in English (translations from Portuguese or Spanish) and the discussion will also be in English.

What are my parking/transit options?
There’s free parking at Britannia’s parking lot, off Cotton Drive (entrance through Venables St.) and plenty metered parking on Commercial Drive. The bus stops one block east at Commercial Drive and Napier.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please direct any questions to

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need. We will have your name on our list of participants.

What are the accessibility conditions?
The meeting room at the Vancouver Public Library branch at the Britannia Community Centre is wheelchair accessible:
Entrance; street level, easy ramp, button-enabled automatic doors
Mobility-device accessible washrooms – grab handles
Mobility-device accessible worktables
Small meeting room with limited turnaround space


March 10, 2020
12:00 am