martes, abril 19, 2011

Puerto Rico's Festival of the Word in New York


Puerto Rico's “Festival of the Word,” which attracted over 20,000 enthusiastic attendees to San Juan's Old Quarter last year, is coming to New York in May. Over a dozen lectures and debates are scheduled, combining journalists, writers and poets from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States.


This new literary festival achieves something that has never been done before – it begins in one city (San Juan, May 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and ends in another (New York, May 10, 11, 12) – symbolically tracing the route of Puerto Rican migration from the Caribbean to the United States. “Festival of the Word” seeks to globalize Puerto Rican writers’ and poets’ works, by assembling them in thoughtful debates and lectures with writers from other cultures that seek to open thoughtful discussions and exchanges, and to showcase the Spanish language as a global, cultural tool, and not just a marginalized tongue in the contemporary United States.


Participating Writers


Moisés Agosto (Puerto Rico), Miguel Algarín (Puerto Rico), Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Puerto Rico), Josefina Baez (Dominican Republic), Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé (Puerto Rico), Joao Paulo Cuenca (Brazil), Tere Dávila (Puerto Rico), Martín Espada (USA), José Manuel Fajardo (Spain),Francisco Font Acevedo (Puerto Rico), Santiago Gamboa (Colombia), Magali García Ramis (Puerto Rico), Jessica Hagedorn(Phillipines/USA), Karen Jaime (USA), Eduardo Lago (Spain), Elvira Lindo (Spain), Valter Hugo Mãe (Portugal), Vanessa Martir (USA),Ana María Matute (Spain), Lina Meruane (Chile), Juan Moreno (Puerto Rico), Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Andrés Neuman(Argentina), José Manuel Prieto (Cuba), Claudio Remeseira (Argentina), Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Puerto Rico/USA), Raquel Rivera(Puerto Rico), Bonafide Rojas (USA), Mayra Santos Febres (Puerto Rico), José Carlos Somoza (Spain), Karla Suárez (Cuba), Charlie Vázquez (USA), David Unger (Guatemala), Alfredo Villanueva (Puerto Rico), Emanuel Xavier (USA)


The “Festival of the Word” official webpage:
http://www.festivaldelapalabra.net/puerto-ricos-%E2%80%9Cfestival-of-the-word%E2%80%9D/



All contact, info:
Charlie Vázquez
firekingpress@yahoo.com

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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