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A Bilingual Performance by Cartonera Collective with Cardboard House Press

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Conversation, Performance, Reading, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Book Arts, Book Design, Interdisciplinary, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Printing, Translation, World Literature
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join the Cartonera Collective of Cardboard House Press for bilingual readings, music, and dialogue in Spanish and English on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The Cartonera Collective is a team of book makers devoted to the production of bilingual book art from Latin American authors. Cartonera books are handmade in limited editions at community workshops all across the country. Readings will sample cartonera books recently published by Cardboard House Press:

  • Koan Underwater by Ecuadorian poet Juan José Rodinás, translated by Ilana Dann Luna;
  • Spinning Mill by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, translated from the Spanish by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann; and
  • Kilimanjaro by Maricela Guerrero, translated from the Spanish by Stalina Villarreal.

Readings will be accompanied by bilingual music and dialogue with members of Cartonera Collective-Phoenix. Cartonera members will also answer questions about bilingualism, translation, book making, or any other thoughts the audience may have.

About the Literary Fair

Presented in partnership with ASU Open Door as a public extension of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair features two days of talks, readings, and other literary events and activities from authors, publishers, and other organizations from all over the Southwest, February 22 - 23, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. All events are open to the public and free. You do not need to register for the conference in order to attend. To learn more about the fair, visit our website at

About the Author

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Cardboard House Press is a 501c3 nonprofit organization devoted to the creation of spaces and media for cultural, artistic, and literary development through the publication and circulation of writing, art, and contemporary thought from Latin America and Spain and through bilingual events, community projects and workshops. Our work serves as a platform to exchange ideas and highlight meanings that stimulate diverse human connections and social actions. 

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