Join us as essayist and teacher Francisco Carrillo Martín gives a talk that delves into some of the ideas in his latest book, Fuera de foco: cinco derivas por la obra de Juan Rulfo, which was published at the end of 2021. Through the Mexican author’s literature and photography, he will reflect on how the migratory process of the 1940s and 1950s to the main Latin American cities transformed the voices and landscapes of the rural tradition.
Instituto Cervantes, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the second edition of the Oralidad Festival. Oralidad is born with two essential purposes: to promote the oral tradition of storytelling and to establish a collaboration between artists from New Mexico, Spain, Latin America, and the rest of the United States to create new works together and contribute to the improvement of storytelling.
Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.
6 pm (MDT)
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Virtual Reading and Discussion: Rebecca Blum-Martínez and Mary Jean Habermann López, Editors, The Shoulders We Stand On: A History of Bilingual Education in New Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2020)
Presented by Bookworks, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the University of New Mexico Press. The Shoulders We Stand On traces the complex history of bilingual education in New Mexico, covering Spanish, Diné, and Pueblo languages. The book focuses on the formal establishment of bilingual education infrastructure and looks at the range of contemporary challenges facing the educational environment today.
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2 pm (MTS)
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Virtual Reading and Discussion: Sergio Troncoso, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son (Cinco Punto Press, 2019)
Presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in collaboration with Bookworks. How does a Mexican-American, the son of poor immigrants, leave his border home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser’s American Tragedy and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty. A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son is the recipient of a Silver Award for Multicultural Adult Fiction from Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and a Best of Texas 2019 by Lone Star Literary Life.
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Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2020
The first National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” will take place October 16-18, 2020. It is open to any Latinx writer working in any genre. As a result of the new coronavirus, all weekend events will be virtual.
The first year of this unprecedented convening of Latinx writers emphasizes community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration–determined by a national survey of Latinx writers who expressed what they want from a first conference of this kind. The first event will also determine the shape and content of annual Latinx convenings in the future–an undertaking organizers want to co-create together.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6 pm (MDT)
Virtual Reading and Discussion: Ray Gonzalez, Feel Puma: Poems (University of New Mexico Press, 2020)
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