Thursday, January 9, 2014

MLA Convention Tomorrow Friday, January 10, 2014

Chicago's Spanish-Language Literature: Poetry /
 Literatura de Chicago en español: Poesía
Friday, January 10th, 7:00-8:15 p.m., Superior A, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago 

 Presiding: Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, Northeastern Illinois Univ.

Speakers: Gerardo Cárdenas, Revista Contratiempo; Juana Goergen, DePaul Uni.; Silvia Goldman, North Central College; Jorge Montiel, Northeastern Univ.; Johanny Vázquez Paz, Harold Washington College.

Session Description:
Spanish-language literature in Chicago dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century but has lacked continuity, until now. This special event will showcase members of Chicago's bourgeoning poetry scene. In Spanish.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PALABRA PURA: One Poet / One Poem January 15th, 2014

PALABRA PURA: One Poet / One Poem
January 15, 7:30 pm

La Bruquena Restaurant, 2726 W. Division Ave., FREE

Past readers share a poem during this annual kick-off party celebrating poetry (and fiction) in more than one tongue. Contributing authors include: Rey Andújar, Beatriz Badikian, Alexander Bonner, Raúl Dorantes, Juana Goergen, Kolin Jordan, Olivia Maciel, Yolanda Nieves, Martha Cecilia Rivera, Beatriz Ruiz, Xenia Ruiz, Johanny Vázquez Paz, Febronio Zatarain, and more. There will be a free buffet of delicious Puerto Rican food prepared by our generous hosts at La Bruquena, and plenty of essential liquids at the cash bar. Don’t miss this!