Latin Expressions Short Stories Reading Group with Natalia García Freire

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Latin Expressions Short Stories Reading Group with Natalia García Freire

October 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at the Britannia Community Centre, +55, for this special Latin Expressions edition of our beloved Latin American Short Stories Reading Group.

Our guest is Natalia García Freire, an Ecuadorian writer who will join us online from Ecuador and, Carmen Rodriguez, a Vancouver-based Chilean-Canadian author, who will facilitate this in-person conversation around two of Natalia’s stories (Chess Piece and The Bear Mask).

Please read the stories before the event by accessing the following link:

The stories are in English translations, and the discussion will also be led in English. No background in Latin American literature or culture is required. The night will conclude with a creative writing exercise.

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: 55+, Britannia Community Centre
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, B.C.

About the writer and the moderator

NATALIA GARCÍA FREIRE was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. She teaches Creative Writing. This World Does Not Belong to Us, her debut novel, was nominated for the Tigre Juan literary award and selected by the New York Times as one of the best Spanish-language books of 2019. (ECUADOR)

CARMEN RODRÍGUEZ ( is a Chilean-Canadian bilingual writer and the award-winning author of Guerra Prolongada/Protracted War (poetry); and a body to remember with/De cuerpo entero (short stories); and the novels Retribution and Atacama. Rodríguez also has an extensive career as an educator and journalist, including work in adult literacy and popular education, particularly with Indigenous Peoples and other marginalized communities in the Americas.


Watch a recording of this event here:



With support from the Britannia Community Centre



October 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Britannia Community Centre – 55+ Centre
1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, B.C. Canada