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Distinguished Visiting Writer: Elena Poniatowska

Thursday, September 18, 2014 / -

| Free

Elena Poniatowska

September 18th 2014 — THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

heart-artichoke-elena-poniatowska-paperback-cover-artElena Poniatowska is a French-born Mexican journalist and author, specializing in works on social and political issues focused on the disenfranchised, especially women and the poor. In 2013, she won Spain’s Premio Cervantes Literature Award, the greatest existing Spanish language literature award for an author’s lifetime works. She is only the fourth woman to receive the recognition.

Elena Poniatowska will give a lecture from 12:00-1:30 pm at The Memorial Union – Turquoise Ballroom (Room 220). This event is followed by a reception at the Mexican Consulate at 7:00 pm where Elena Poniatowska will present her book “Y dondequiera, la luz” (And Everywhere the Light) on the photography of Raul Rámirez “Kigra,” and the Inauguration of “Kigra’s” photographic exhibition at the Carlos Fuentes Gallery of the Mexican Consulate.

These events are free and open to the public.


This event is presented along with our co-sponsors:

  • The School of International Letters and Culture
  • The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix
  • School of Letters & Sciences (Faculties of Languages & Cultures and Interdisciplinary Humanities & Communication)
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies
  • David W. Foster
  • Department of English
  • Institute of Humanities Research
  • The Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • School of Transborder Studies

 **This event is followed by a reception at the Mexican Consulate at 7:00 pm where Elena Poniatowska will present her book “Y dondequiera, la luz” (And Everywhere the Light) on the photography of Raul Rámirez “Kigra,” and the Inauguration of “Kigra’s” photographic exhibition at the Carlos Fuentes Gallery of the Mexican Consulate, 320 E McDowell, 3rd floor, Phoenix Az, 85004.

 

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