WED | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Imagining Home, Creating Home: Salvadoran Writers Speak!
How do we remember a lost homeland when our memories of it are marked by trauma and violence? How do we construct and reconstruct home and community in Los Angeles when our arrival here is shadowed by exile and racism? Two U.S.-Central American writers who live and work in our region take up these questions through powerful readings of poetry and fiction, with accompanying panel discussions exploring aspects of the Salvadoran experience in the Southland.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 27, from 4pm to 5:30pm! There will be fiction reading and panel discussion with Salvadoran-American short story writer Carolina Rivera Escamilla. Moderator: Dr. Alvaro Huerta.
Author bio: Carolina Rivera Escamilla, educator, writer and documentarian, was born in El Salvador, went into exile in the 1980s, completed her studies in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Director and producer of the 2011 documentary film Manlio Argueta: Poets and Volcanoes, she is also a cultural promoter in Los Angeles, California. She authored the story collection ...after… published in 2015.
EML Lingua Franca Speakers
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
Spanish Language Association
This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.