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Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 6:30 PM
CELEBRATING IDEA VILARIÑO'S POETRY
Poet and translator Jesse Lee Kercheval will read selections of Idea Vilariño’s poetry, featured in Poet Lore Magazine’s spring 2016 issue; as well as from translations of other noteworthy Urugayan women poets. Vilariño (1920-2009) was a poet, essayist, literary critic, and one of the country’s most influential literary figures of the 20th century. Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress and Poet Lore Magazine.
Location: Montpelier Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor.
Location: Montpelier Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor
Book sales will follow / Event is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM Noon
LECTURE: THE LITERARY LEGACY OF ÁLVARO MUTIS
Assistant Professor of Spanish Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia) will discuss the work
and legacy of Álvaro Mutis, one of Colombia's most prominent poets and prose writers, author of the
acclaimed compendium Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll.
Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Ground floor
Event is free and open to the public.
POLITICAL INTERROGATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
IN THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY DICTATORSHIP -- May 6, 2016 – 12:00 PM Noon
Professor Mariana Joffili (State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) discussed her research work on the military dictatorships and human rights violations in Latin America. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society.
BOOK PRESENTATION: 'SIN & CONFESSION IN COLONIAL PERU:
SPANISH-QUECHUA PENITENTIAL TEXTS, 1560-1650' -- April 22 - 3:30 PM
Professor Regina Harrison presented her latest publication on Spanish ecclesiastical literature written in Quechua, the language of the Incas. The book is a detailed study of how the European sacrament of confession was implemented in the early modern context of the Andes. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society, in collaboration with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland-College Park.
CLARICE LISPECTOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN MOSER - April 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM Noon
Benjamin Moser, author of Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector (2009) presented The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector (2015), the first comprehensive English translation of Lispector’s short stories. He was joined by Professor Vivaldo Santos (Georgetown University) and discussed the life and work of one of Brazil’s greatest writers. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil.
POET LAUREATE CLOSING EVENT - April 13 - 7:00 PM21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera celebrated the conclusion of the first year of his laureateship.
Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center.
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LIVING LEGEND AWARD: MARIO VARGAS LLOSA - Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:00 - 8:30 PM
The Library of Congress presented its Living Legend award to Mario Vargas Llosa, the renowned Peruvian novelist, journalist, public intellectual and political commentator. The presentation was made made after an afternoon symposium in his honor, featuring acclaimed novelists Jane Smiley, Thomas Mallon, Alonso Cueto and Álvaro Enrigue, as well as distinguished scholars on Latin American literature Efraín Cristal, Rubén Gallo, Julio Ortega, Gwen Kirkpatrick and Charlotte Rogers. The evening award ceremony included tributes from Peruvian Ambassador Luis Miguel Castilla and Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao. Vargas Llosa appeared in an interview conducted by Marie Arana, who holds a distinguished chair at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. Location: Coolidge Auditorium. Learn more
A READING WITH ANA MERINO AND MANUEL VILAS - Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM Noon
Spanish writers Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas read from the work.
Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society, in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española.
CELEBRATING “ONE LIFE: DOLORES HUERTA” - March 8, 2016 - 7:00 PM - (Rescheduled from January 23rd)
To celebrate the landmark exhibition, “One Life: Dolores Huerta” 21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera along with poets, Arlene Biala and Diana García read work in response to the exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, Letras Latinas, literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian Latino Center.
Location: Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum
READING AND CONVERSATION: CHILEAN POET RAÚL ZURITA - February 11, 2016 - 12:00 Noon
Chilean poet and artist Raúl Zurita read and discussed his work with translator Anna Deeny Morales. The reading took place both in English and in Spanish. Zurita is an internationally renowned poet. His honors have included the Pablo Neruda, Casa de las Américas prizes, and the Guggenheim Fellowship. / Anna Deeny
Morales is a literary critic and translator. She is a professor of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
BOOK TALK & DISCUSSION: SUEÑOS DE LA RAZÓN 1799 Y 1800 DE JORGE AGUILAR MORA - February 12, 2016 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Mexican author, poet, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland, College Park Jorge Aquilar Mora, will present his latest book Sueños de la Razón: 1799 y 1800. In addition, professors Ryan Long, Laura Demaria, and Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos (University of Maryland) will discuss Aguilar Mora's work. EVENT WILL BE IN SPANISH. Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland.
BOOK TALK: LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS HISPANO BY LUIS ALBERTO AMBROGGIO - December 11, 2015 - 12:00 PM Noon
Presentation by Dr. Enrique Pumar (Catholic University) and conversation with the author led by Dr. Carmen Benito-Vessels (U of Maryland). Luis Alberto Ambroggio is the author of thirteen collections of poetry and is a member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, which is the leading organization promoting U.S. poetry written in Spanish. Ambroggio, originally from Argentina, resides in northern Virginia. Estados Unidos hispano is a celebration of the Hispanic population and its contributions to the United States, written with humor, surprising facts and passion for the Spanish language.
BOOK TALK: TARGET IN THE NIGHT by RICARDO PIGLIA TRANSLATED BY SERGIO WAISMAN - December 4, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Sergio Waisman is a Professor of Latin American literature and International Studies at George Washington University. He is also a translator of Latin American literature, including Ricardo Piglia’s Nombre Falso (Assumed Name) and La ciudad ausente (The Absent City). Waisman was joined by Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University) and Professor Laura Demaría (University of Maryland) and presented Target in the Night (Blanco nocturno), the latest novel by Ricardo Piglia, winner of the 2011 Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize.
LECTURE: "SPANISH FLORIDA: ST. AUGUSTINE’S 450 YEAR LEGACY" - October 14, 2015 - 1:30 PM
Professor of History Michael Francis (University of South Florida-St. Petersburg) discussed St. Augustine’s Spanish founding and its long and varied cultural heritage. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society. Presented in partnership with the Florida House.
CONCERT: PUERTO RICAN CUATRO PERFORMANCE BY GABRIEL MUÑOZ - October 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Noon
Gabriel Muñoz performed the Puerto Rican cuatro and gave a brief history of the instrument and music.
Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society.
LECTURE: "BERNARDO DE GÁLVEZ: SPAIN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR" - October 5, 2015 - 12:00 PM Noon
Historian and diplomat Gonzalo Quintero discussed the role of Spain in the War of Independence. His talk will focus on General Bernardo de Gálvez, a key figure in the war against Britain. Gálvez was the supreme commander of the Spanish forces that fought the British in today’s Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, as well as the Caribbean. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society.
LECTURE: "LEGENDS OF LATIN JAZZ" - October 1, 2015 - 12:00 PM Noon
Using audio and video clips, Larry Appelbaum (Music Specialist, Library of Congress) celebrated the work of past legends and current practitioners of Latin Jazz, including Machito, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Miguel Zenón and others. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic and Music Divisions, and Hispanic Cultural Society.
LECTURE: "WORKING WITH LATIN AMERICA: SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE REFLECTIONS" - September 22, 2015 - 12:00 PM Noon
Olivia Cadaval (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) shared reflections on her work as the curator of many of the Latin American-themed Smithsonian Folklife Festival presentations. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society.
THE 2015 AMÉRICAS AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE - September 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM - WEBCAST
Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh of "Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation" (Abrams Books, 2014), and author Margarite Engle of "Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014), received the 2015 Américas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Presented in partnership with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and Hispanic Division.
LECTURE: "INVISIBLE IMMIGRANTS: SPANIARDS IN THE U.S., 1868-1945" - September 18, 2015 - 12 Noon
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese James D. Fernández (New York University)
will discuss Spanish immigration in the U.S. during the end of the 18th century and beginning
of the 19th century. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society.
POET LAUREATE JUAN FELIPE HERRERA INAUGURAL READING - September 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM - WEBCAST
21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month
with his inaugural reading. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more
Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center
and Hispanic Division.
EL MARATÓN DE POESÍA DEL TEATRO DE LA LUNA
Teatro de La Luna’s XXIII Poetry Marathon - June 5, 2015, 1:30 pm
El Maratón de Poesía is a Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis both by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, VA, and here at the Library of Congress. The event will be moderated by poet and literary critic Rei Berroa (George Mason University). The event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the LC Hispanic Cultural Society.
BOOK TALK: "ISABELLA: THE WARRIOR QUEEN" - June 1, 2015 – 12:00 Noon - WEBCAST
Author Kirstin Downey presented her revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile,
the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages,
established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female
rulers in history.
BOOK TALK: "IMPUNITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND DEMOCRACY:
CHILE AND ARGENTINA
1990-2005" - May 15, 2015, 12 Noon - WEBCAST
Dr. Thomas C. Wright is Distinguished professor of History, Emeritus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF MACHITO - June 1, 2015 – 12:00 Noon
Legendary Afro-Cuban bandleader Machito (Frank Grillo) was the first to successfully fuse traditional Cuban dance rhythms with modern jazz big band arrangements. Along with fellow bandleaders Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez, Machito's Orchestra dominated the post-war Latin music scene in venues such as New York's Palladium Ballroom during the Golden Age of Latin Music. Machito's son, percussionist Mario Grillo, will joined us to mark his family's donation of Machito's handwritten scores and arrangements to the Library's Music Division. Senior Music Specialist Larry Appelbaum interviewed Mario Grillo about his father's contributions to American music with recorded sound examples. Co-sponsored by the Music Division of the Library of Congress and the LC Hispanic Cultural Society.
A READING AND CONVERSATION: TIM HERNANDEZ - May 6, 2015, 6:30 PM - WEBCAST
Poet and artist Tim Z. Hernandez read and discussed his work. Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center, and presented in partnership with Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and University of Arizona Press.
BOOK TALK: "THE PRESENCE OF OUR LADY OF
CHARITY IN CUBAN HISTORY AND CULTURE" - April 10, 2015 – 12 Noon - WEBCAST
Book Presentation by Cuban Cultural Specialist Emilio Cueto. Cueto specializes in various aspects of Cuban Culture, particularly music and colonial prints.
IBERIAN SUITE LITERARY SERIES - Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2015 - Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
As part of the Kennedy Center's "Iberian Suite: global remix" festival, celebrating the arts of all Spanish- and Portuguese-language cultures, six panels were presented offering an array of literary voices, reaching from Spain and Portugal to many Latin American countries, as well as Africa and the Caribbean. Curated by Library of Congress Senior Consultant Marie Arana, and highlighting rare Library of Congress recordings of literary voices from the past, the series featured César Aira, Carmen Boullosa, Dulce María Cardoso, Javier Cercas, Afonso Cruz, Alonso Cueto, Fernanda Eberstadt, Francisco Goldman, Edith Grossman, Cristina Henríquez, Eduardo Lago, Tatiana Salem Levy, Adriana Lisboa, Anne McLean, Valerie Miles, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Achy Obejas, Ondjaki, José Luis Peixoto, Laura Restrepo, Pilar del Río, Esmeralda Santiago, Ray Suarez, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
LECTURE: "FERNANDO PESSOA: AN ENGLISHLY PORTUGUESE, ENDLESSLY MULTIPLE POET" - WEBCAST
March 4, 2015 – 3:00 PM - Literary critic and translator Richard Zenith will delivered a lecture on the poet. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress' Poetry and Literature Center. Presented in partnership with the Secretary of Culture of Portugal, the Embassy of Portugal, and Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
LECTURE: REMEMBERING ANTÔNIO CARLOS JOBIM - December 8, 2014
Larry Applebaum (Music Division, Library of Congress) discussed the legacy of the Brazilian composer on the 20th
anniversary of his passing. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Cultural Society and the Music Division.
THE 2014 AMÉRICAS AWARD CEREMONY FOR CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE - October 3, 2014 - WEBCAST
Author Cindy Trumbone and illustrator Susan L. Roth of "Parrots over Puerto Rico" (Lee & Low Books, 2013) will receive the 2014 Américas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Presented in partnership with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
FROM CODICES TO POLITICAL PRINTS: Exploring the Hispanic Graphic Arts Collections and
Art Digital Resources at the Library of Congress - October 6 - Mary Pickford Theater
Curators Katherine Blood (Photographs and Print Division, Library of Congress) and Cecilia Peñalosa (World Digital Library, Library of Congress) will showcase a selection of art from the region acquired by the Library and included in the WDL. A moderated discussion will follow.
TRANSLATING THE POETRY OF ROBERT PINSKY - Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 PM - WEBCAST
9th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Robert Pinsky read and discussed the translation of his poems into Spanish for his bilingual book Ginza Samba: Selected Poems, with translator Luis Alberto Ambroggio. Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
BOOK/WEBSITE LAUNCH: “HISPANIC AMERICANS IN CONGRESS 1922-2012" - September 11, 2014, 12 Noon -- WEBCAST
Terrance Rucker (Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives) and Tracy North (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress) presented this recently published comprehensive history that highlights the accomplishments of the Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress—from Delegate Joseph M. Hernández of Florida in 1822 to the Freshman Members of the 112th Congress.
BOOK TALK: RIVALRY AND ALLIANCES: POLITICS IN COLD WAR LARIN AMERICA" - June 26, 2014, 12 Noon - WEBCAST
Christopher Darnton’s reviewed his comparative study of the nature of conflict between Latin American states during the Cold War. This provides a counterintuitive and shrewd explanation of why diplomacy does or doesn’t work. Specifically, he developed a theory that shows how the “parochial interests” of state bureaucracies can overwhelm national leaders’ foreign policy initiatives and complicate regional alliances.
KLUGE CENTER: “MOURNING EL DORADO: THE CLOSING OF THE AMAZONIAN
FRONTIER IN SOUTH AMERICAN FICTION” June 19, 2014 – 12 Noon - WEBCAST
Professor Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia and former Kluge Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center), discussed how contemporary South American literature reinvents the myth of the fabulous city of gold, “El Dorado,” in the wake of the deforestation of the Amazon river basin.
EL MARATÓN DE POESÍA DEL TEATRO DE LA LUNA - WEBCAST
Teatro de La Luna’s XXII Poetry Marathon) - June 6, 2014 – 1:30 pm
El Maratón de Poesía is a Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis both by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, VA, and here at the Library of Congress
BOOK TALK: “EVER FAITHFUL: RACE, LOYALTY, AND THE ENDS OF EMPIRES IN SPANISH CUBA” - WEBCAST
April 30, 2014, 12 Noon - Professor of History David Sartorius (University of Maryland) discussed his latest book, a groundbreaking history that explores the relationship between political allegiance and race in nineteenth century Cuba. / Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
READING AND CONVERSATION: ANDRÉS NEUMAN - April 18, 2014 - WEBCAST
Argentine-Spanish author Andrés Neuman discussed his work. / Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
LATINO POETRY: PIVOTAL VOICES, ERA OF TRANSITION - WEBCAST
A Lecture by Rigoberto González - April 10, 2014, 6:30 pm
Poet Rigoberto González delivered a lecture about the state of Latino poetry. / Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, in partnership with Letras Latinas.
READING AND CONVERSATION: CARMEN BOULLOSA - March 25, 2014 - WEBCAST
Mexican poet and author Carmen Boullosa read and discussed her work.
Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society.
FILM PRESENTATION: FLAMENCO LEGACIES AND BROKEN DREAMS - March 10, 2014
Speakers: Ellen Echeverría (Independent Scholar) and Shoko Hamano (Professor of Japanese, George Washington University). / This program was part of the 2014 International Flamenco Festival produced by Miguel Marín.
SYMPOSIUM: PINTURA / PALABRA: Poetry Inspired by Art - February 14, 2014 - WEBCAST
U.S. Hispanic poets Brenda Cardenas and Valerie Martinez discussed ekphrastic poetry. / Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, and presented in partnership with Letras Latinas.
BOOK TALK: "LATINO-AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION" - February 4, 2014 - WEBCAST
Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explored the rich history of Latinos in the U.S., encompassing experiences such as the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny, the Wild West, the Cold War, the Great Depression, Globalization, and more.
Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress
READING AND CONVERSATION: JUAN GABRIEL VÁSQUEZ - November 21, 2013 - WEBCAST
The Colombian essayist and novelist read from his work and participated in a moderated discussion with translator Anne McLean. Vásquez' latest novel The Sound of Things Falling (El ruido de las cosas al caer) was published in English in 2012 by Riverhead Books. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Colombian Embassy, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
LECTURE: LA ANTIGUA PAQUMÉ -- By Roberto César Baca Miranda - November 5, 2013
Roberto César Baca Miranda, author of “Recopilación de datos históricos de Casas Grandes” delivered a lecture in Spanish, “La Antigüa Paquimė.” Casas Grandes, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, has been named an UNESCO world heritage site for its 13th and 14th century ruins of an ancient Pueblo culture that flourished on both sides of the current border. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society.
READING AND CONVERSATION: TOM CHRISTENSEN
Translator of José Ángel Valente - September 26, 2013 - WEBCAST
Author, editor, and translator Tom Christensen discussed his newest work, Landscape with Yellow Birds, a translation of the poetry of the late José Ángel Valente published this year by Archipelago Press. / Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, in partnership with Spain Arts and Culture.
READING AND CONVERSATION: FERNANDO VALERIO-HOLGUÍN - September 25, 2013 - WEBCAST
Dominican writer, poet, and essayist read and discusses his work. Sponsored by the Hispanic Cultural Society and the
Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
THE 2013 AMÉRICAS AWARD FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT'S LITERATURE - September 23, 2013 - WEBCAST
Author Sonia Manzano of "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano" (Scholastic Press) received the 2013 Américas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature. / Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
THE COSMIC RACE: WHO ARE HISPANICS ANYWAY? A talk by Marie Arana - September 19, 2013 - WEBCAST
"La raza cósmica" (“the cosmic race”), was an ideology of late Mexican philosopher, José Vansconcelos Marie Arana will discuss Vansconcelos' notion that Hispanics are a blend of every color known to man. / Sponsored by the Hispanic Cultural Society.
LECTURE: JOSÉ GERVASIO ARTIGAS AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF URUGUAY - August 27, 2013 - WEBCAST
Renowned historian Gerardo Caetano (Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay) discussed José Gervasio Artigas and this military leader, democrat and federalist’s role in the independence in 1813 from the government of Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires, which was established when the region achieved its freedom from Spain in 1810. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, and the Embassy of Uruguay.
EL MARATÓN DE POESÍA DEL TEATRO DE LA LUNA - WEBCAST
Teatro de La Luna’s XXI Poetry Marathon - June 7, 2013
El Maratón De Poesia its a Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis both by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, VA, and here at the Library of Congress.
POETRY READING: RICHARD BLANCO - May 17, 2013 - WEBCAST
The poet gave a memorable reading in the Montpelier Room. He read from his three books of poems: City of a Hundred Fires (1998), Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), and Looking for the Gulf Motel (2012) / Co-sponsored by GLOBE and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
LECTURE: AMERICANS ALL: GOOD NEIGHBOR CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN WORLD WAR II - April 22, 2013 - WEBCAST
Dr. Darlene J. Sadlier, professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, discussed U.S. foreign policy during World War II presented a fine-grained study of a particularly successful instance of inter-American cultural diplomacy carried out with the help of Hollywood, Walt Disney, Orson Welles, John Ford, Gregg Toland, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others, in order to promote hemispheric solidarity.
LITERATURE IN CONVERSATION: FRED ARROYO AND MARÍA MELENDEZ - April 11, 2013 - WEBCAST
Author Fred Arroyo and poet Maria Melendez read from their work. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center and Center for the Book, in partnership with Letras Latinas.