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 13, from 4pm to 5:30pm! There will be poetry reading/performance and panel discussion with Salvadoran-American poet Cynthia Guardado. Moderator: Dr. Nancy Quintanilla.
Author bio: Cynthia Guardado is a Salvadoran-American poet and Professor of English at Fullerton College. She is the managing editor of LiveWire, a literary arts magazine at Fullerton College. Her debut poetry collection, ENDEAVOR was published in 2017 by World Stage Press. In 2017, she was the winner of the Concurso Binacional De Poesia Pellicer-Frost (UTEP/S-Mart) for her manuscript Cenizas, a collection of poems centered on El Salvador and grief.
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.