Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | January

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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group | January

January 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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. On January 11, Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Assistant Professor of Teaching | Director, FHIS Learning Centre will present and facilitate a discussion of two stories from Gabriel García Márquez’s compilation of short stories, Strange Pilgrims. The stories are in English translations. Discussions will also be led in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11th, 6pm to 7:30pm Pacific Time
WHERE: Online on Zoom

Make sure to read the stories before the Zoom meeting on January 11. Use the following link to access the stories:

This is a FREE event. Please get your free ticket at Eventbrite. You will receive the Zoom link once you are registered.

Please direct any questions to Danais Yera at

About the facilitator:

Brianne is an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Spanish) and has taught in various capacities at UBC since 2010 (Assistant Professor (without Review), Lecturer, Arts One Instructor), and at universities in the United States prior to coming to Canada.

Brianne’s role in the FHIS Department focuses on undergraduate student engagement and intellectual growth in and outside of the classroom. She teaches across the undergraduate Spanish language curriculum and coordinates Beginner’s Spanish I & II (Spanish 101 and 102), which positions her to work directly with students during their first year at UBC and to see them through the Spanish major and minor programs. Brianne also teaches literature and culture classes in Spanish and in English (i.e., Spanish 280) that grapple with different aspects of the Hispanic context, with a particular focus on Latin American resistance literature.

Beyond FHIS, Brianne has also taught in the Arts One Program, a theme-based pre-disciplinary writing-intensive program for first-year students, and she is a Faculty Fellow for Jump Start, UBC’s orientation program for incoming first-year students.

In partnership with the UBC Latin American Studies department.



January 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Vancouver, B.C. Canada