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Latin American Female Writers: Reading Out Loud

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Latin American female writers will read a chapter, poem or short story for the audience of Latincouver  while also telling a brief story of their work, challenges and accomplishments.

Free registration

Silvana Goldemberg  (Argentina) 

Silvana Goldemberg is an educator and award-winning author of over twenty books in both Spanish and English. She is the creator of the first ever Spanish Book Fair in Vancouver, sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library, and leader of Creative Writing Workshops for all ages.


María Adelaida Escobar

Is originally from Colombia where she initially studied Philosophy and Literature to then pursue her studies in English and Hispanic Literature and Cultures. Her main interests are transcultural interactions, identity and gender dialogues in and between the cultures of Spain and Latin America. She specializes in modern –Francoist– and contemporary Spanish literature and culture and transatlantic cinema. In her current research she is exploring the relationship between mothers and daughters, with focus on the transmission of personal and historic memories, in Spanish and Latin America women’s filmmakers and writers. Parallel to this, she is also investigating historical women’s emancipation movements in Latin America during the 20s to 50s.

Logaine Navascués

Is a Peruvian artist, writer and book maker currently living in the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam People. Her work focuses on the interplay between words and images, and form and content. As a visual storyteller, picturebooks, graphic novels, graphic memoir, visual poetry and artist’s books are her preferred modes of expression. Logaine is the author of three artist’s books that challenge traditional ways of reading (and writing). She is pursuing an MA in Children’s Literature at the University of British Columbia

María Julieta Cordero

Is a short fiction, poetry and literary essay author. She has been awarded several prizes including “Premio Autores Inéditos 2013” by Latin American publishing house Monte Ávila Editores Latinoamericana. Originally from Venezuela, she currently lives in Vancouver with her family and studies a doctoral program in literature at the University of British Columbia. She loves to practise martial arts, dance salsa and walk around the city with her child.

Maria L. Figueredo

Was born in Uruguay. She is Associate Professor with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University. She received the President’s University-wide Teaching Award in 2016.Her books and articles focus on the relationships between literature and music, poetry and pedagogy. She edited Poet-Tree 2015, an anthology of 30 poets as a community project for the Toronto Pan Am Games. A member of the League of Canadian Poets, she is also a singer, poet and guitarist.

Maria Fernanda Guzman Rodriguez

I was born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, and I love to write since I was little. I studied literature at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla and had two academic exchanges at City Beijing University (China) and the University of Salamanca (Spain). I worked as editor of books published by the Management of the Historic Center of Puebla. Also, I was a high school teacher at Prepa Anahuac Puebla, where I instructed various subjects and among them was Advanced Placement Spanish literature and culture by the College Board.My tastes are diverse; I like to stream video games, read historical novels and write fantasy. I currently published my first book, Arcángel: los niños elegidos.



October 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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