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Latin American Short Stories Reading Group Xicanx Edition | IN PERSON
July 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We’re pleased to present the Latin American Short Stories Reading Group Xicanx Edition in partnership with MOA on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm. Jorge Amigo, Head of Cultural Programming at Vancouver Public Library, will present and facilitate a discussion of two stories from Xicanx writers.
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. You will receive a link to access the stories before the event. Make sure to read the texts in preparation for the event: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pEmW7P_LOnG7dIUo3r1kG7Fkj77RQuUN?usp=sharing
Please note this event is free, but attendees would need to register in advance and purchase museum admission if they want to check out the galleries. Please find admission rate details here (Thursday evening tickets are $10): https://moa.ubc.ca/#menu-visit
Please save your seat with a free registration using this link: https://reading-group-special-xicanx.eventbrite.ca
Thursday, July 14th, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6393 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
About the facilitator
Jorge Amigo left the volcanoes of Mexico City in 2007 and settled in Vancouver, where he studied an undergrad and masters in political science at the University of British Columbia. He started his career working in brand and digital strategy for non-profits and Canadian startups, including as director of engagement for the National Observer. In 2018, he moved to Toronto to produce cultural events for the Toronto Public Library, where he curated the popular #OnCivilSociety series, hosting conversations on the most pressing social and political issues of our time, as well as programming dozens of literary programs.
Jorge currently works as the Head of Cultural Programming for the Vancouver Public Library, where he is responsible for arts and culture events, literary programming, and leading the Indigenous Storyteller in Residence program.
He speaks four languages, and he would probably enjoy chatting with you in at least one of them.