For the third year in a row, Ciudad Juarez will showcase Mexican and Latin American literary talent. Sponsored by public agencies and private businesses, the Third Encounter of Writers for Ciudad Juarez will feature three days of panels, readings and gatherings at different venues in the northern Mexican border city.
Scheduled to run from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28, the celebration of letters includes such well known, contemporary Mexican writers as Alfredo Espinosa of Chihuahua and Alberto Chimal, a Mexico City author of more than 30 published works who is internationally recognized as an important voice in Hispano-American literature.
Several U.S.-based writers will also be on hand to share their literary visions, including Adriana Candia and Jose Manuel Garcia of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The sessions will cover topics like the impact of border literature in Mexico, and explore less-considered themes such as the world of northern Mexican comic books. A highlight of the event will take place on Saturday, September 28, when attendees will take part in a simultaneous reading dedicated to Ciudad Juarez and spread across 60 cities in a dozen Latin American nations.
The sponsors of the event include the Chihuahua Institute of Culture, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, National Council for Culture and the Arts, Norte newspaper, Ombligo magazine, Terraza Jardin Restaurant, and La Marqueta.
Readers interested in details of the literary weekend in Juarez can consult the following sites:
Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news
Center for Latin American and Border Studies
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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