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Apr 11 2024

CLXLA Spring Gala with Day 1


April 11, 2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


UH 1501


601 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607, Select

Thursday, April 11th | 2:00-4:00pm in UH 1501

Friday, April 12th | 11:00-3:00pm at The Institute for the Humanities

Join the Center for Latinx Literature of the Americas for our second spring gala event filled with workshops, panels, and readings. This year’s guests include:

Cecilia Vicuña is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, including Instan (2002), Cloud-Net (1999), Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water (1992, translated by Eliot Weinberger and Suzanne Jill Levine), Precario/Precarious (1983), and SABORAMI (1973, reissued with an afterword by the author in 2011).

Giancarlo Huapaya is author of the books Estado y Contemplación/ Canción de Canción se Gana, Polisexual and Taller Sub Verso, and the editor of the anthology Pulenta Pool: Peruvian Poets in the United States (Hostos Review, 2017).

Susan Briante is the author most recently of Defacing the Monument, a series of essays on immigration, archives, aesthetics and the state. Briante is also the author of three books of poetry: Pioneers in the Study of Motion, Utopia Minus (an Academy of American Poets Notable Book of 2011) and The Market Wonders.

Farid Matuk is the author of the poetry collections This Isa Nice Neighborhood and The Real Horse, and of several chapbooks including My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta).

Roque Raquel Salas Rivera’s honors include being named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, the Premio Nuevas Voces, and the inaugural Ambroggio Prize. He is author of lo terciario/ the tertiary (Noemi Press, 2019), while they sleep (under the bed is another country) (Birds LLC, 2019), and antes que isla es volcán/ before island is volcano (Beacon Press, 2022). Rivera will be joined by actor Aurelio Lima Davila.


Angelica Davila

Date posted

Feb 2, 2024

Date updated

Apr 11, 2024