Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today and Tomorrow in Nueva York!: Cuba - Inside and Out

Cuba Inside and Out: Panel Discussion on New Media in Cuban Literature Today
Thursday, May 19, 2011
7:00 p.m., Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Amir Valle. Courtesy of the author.
A group of Cuba’s most contemporary writers, including several who reside on the island and others who reside in Europe—collectively, Abilio Estévez, Ernesto Hernández Busto, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, and Amir Valle—, and Rachel Price (moderator)(Princeton University), a contemporary scholar of new media in literature, will discuss the use of the Internet, email, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media as a means of creative expression as well as of distributing contemporary writing on and off the island. All of the participants are featured in Review 82 (Cuba Inside and Out, Spring 2011). In collaboration with the Cuban Cultural Center of New York and InterAmericas®.


This program will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.

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Cuba Inside and Out: Launch of Review 82 (webcast available)
Friday, May 20, 2011
7:00 p.m., Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Review magazine: Martín Weber, “La Habana, Cuba,” 1999. Courtesy of the artist.
This launch of a special Cuban issue of the Society’s acclaimed journal will feature comments by Editor Daniel Shapiro (Americas Society), Guest Creative Editor José Manuel Prieto (author,Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian EmpireRex), and Guest Academic Editor Anke Birkenmaier (Indiana University; author, Alejo Carpentier y la cultura del surrealismo en América Latina); and readings of poetry and prose by Cuban writers Juan Carlos Flores, Reina María Rodríguez, and Rolando Sánchez Mejías—some of whom live on the island, others in Europe—and translations by Kristin Dykstra (Illinois State University). All of the participants have contributed texts to Review 82.

This program will be conducted in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

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In collaboration with the Cuban Cultural Center of New York and InterAmericas®.

Americas Society is part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a New York celebration of Cuban arts & culture. For the complete line-up of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival events around the city, please visit SiCuba.org.


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