Latin American Short Stories Reading Group

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group

October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 am

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. This October 13th Dr. Tamara Mitchell, Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of British Columbia, will present and facilitate discussion of the following stories: “Broken Strand” by Mayra Santos-Febres and “Things We Lost In The Fire” by Mariana Enríquez. Please download and read the stories on the links below:
Things We Lost in the Fire
Broken Strand
The stories are in English translations. Discussions will also be led in English.No background in Latin American literature or culture required!
Please direct any questions to Danais Yera at

This is a free event. Please register here:

About the Facilitator:
Tamara Mitchel, Ph.D., Indiana University, BloomingtonM.A., University of Kansas. Tamara’s research and teaching center on 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literatures and cultures. Her work examines the relationship between aesthetics, politics, and the literary tradition in the current epoch of neoliberal globalization, with a focus on Mexican and Central American narrative fiction. She received a dual BA in Spanish and English Literature from Washburn University (2006) and a Master of Arts in Spanish Literature at the University of Kansas (2009). Following the M.A., 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. Tamara received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she conducted research abroad as a FLAS Fellow and Tinker recipient.



October 13, 2020
12:00 am