ILF 2018 INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL November 6 - 7 - 8 Houston - San Antonio

Presented by Casa Cultural de las Americas (CCA) and University of Houston - College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and Houston Public Library at University of Houston Student Center South, Houston TX

Nov 06 - 08
ILF 2018 INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL November 6 - 7 - 8 Houston - San Antonio

Casa Cultural de Las Americas (CCA) and University of Houston, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, are pleased to present the International Festival 2018.

The two-day event returns to Houston, firth at the University of Houston, November 6, and Houston Public Library, November 7, and for the first time in San Antonio on November 8, 2018 at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Once again, it will be a FREE event thanks to the outpouring of generous support from our sponsors.
INVITED COUNTRIES: Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela.

GUESTS:
Argentina: Tamara Kamenszain
Colombia: Juan Manuel Roca
Cuba: Mabel Cuesta and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
Ecuador: Abdón Ubidia
México: Coral Bracho

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE ADMISSION

Registration is recomended.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES *

  • Nov 6, 2018 at 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 7, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 8, 2018 at 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Thu)

Additional time info:

DAY 1
Tuesday, November 6
University of Houston
Student Center South, Skyline Room, 4455 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204
Master of Ceremonies: (University of Houston)
4:00 pm
Welcome by Dr. Antonio Tillis, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences, University of Houston
4:00 pm – 4:05 pm
Festival Inauguration by Teresa Martin, Vice President of Casa Cultural de las
Americas
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm
Literature and poetry readings: Tamara Kamenszain, Abdón Ubidia, Adalber
Salas and
Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
moderatedmoderated by José Ramón
Ruisánchez (University of Houston)
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Literature and poetry readings: Juan Manuel Roca, Coral Bracho and Martha
Canfield moderated by Elizabeth Quila (Casa Cultural de las Americas)
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm:
Break
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Panel discussion with Mabel Cuesta, Abdón Ubidia, Juan Manuel Roca, Jordi
Virallonga Eguren and Martha Canfield moderated by Elizabeth Quila (Casa
Cultural de las Americas)
6:45 pm – 7:05 pm
Poetry readings: Carmen Gimenez Smith moderated by Roberto Tejada
(University of Houston)

DAY 2
Wednesday, November 7
Houston Public Library
Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Poetry readings: Mabel Cuesta, Adalber Salas and Jordi Virallonga Eguren
moderated by Jaqueline Perez-Guevara (Casa Cultural de las Americas)
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Poetry readings: Tamara Kamenszain, Martha Canfield and Coral Bracho
moderated by José Ramón Ruisánchez (University of Houston)
7:00 pm
Proclamation from the City of Houston to the participating poets
7:15 pm
Closing by Elizabeth Quila, Founder of Casa Cultural de las Americas
7:20 pm
Latin American musical recital: Tereluz

DAY 3
Thursday, November 8
Mexican Cultural Institute – San Antonio
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
2:30 pm:
Registration
3:00 pm
Welcome
3:05 pm – 3:10 pm
Festival Inauguration by Elizabeth Quila, Founder of
Casa Cultural de las
Americas
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm
Poetry readings: Mabel Cuesta, Adalber Salas, Rocío Cerón and
Legna Rodríguez
Iglesias moderated by J
aqueline Perez-Guevara (Casa Cultural de las Americas)
4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Poetry readings: Tamara Kamenszain, Martha Canfield and Coral Bracho
moderated by J
aqueline Perez-Guevara (Casa Cultural de las Americas)
5:10 pm – 5:20 pm:
Break
5:20 pm – 6:10 pm
Poetry readings: Abdón Ubidia, Juan Manuel Roca, and Jordi Virallonga Eguren
moderated by Elizabeth Quila (Casa Cultural de las Americas)
6:10 pm
Erika Prosper, H-E-B Customer Insights
6:15 pm
Closing by Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

University of Houston Student Center South

4455 University Dr. Houston, Houston, TX 77204

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