A Reading and Conversation with poet Luis Felipe Fabre and John Pluecker
Monday, September 9, 2019,
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
In conjunction with the Hay Festival Forum organized by the Wild Detectives book store, The Center for Translation Studies at UTD will host Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre and his American, Houston-based, translator John Pluecker on Monday, September 9, at 6 pm for a reading and discussion in JO 4.122. Luis Felipe Fabre is a Mexican poet and essayist who wants to “touch the world” with words because words are the way to understand the world. John Pluecker is a language worker who writes, translates, organizes, interprets, and creates. The author and translator will read from Fabre’s chapbook Sor Juana and Other Monsters / Sor Juana y otros monstrous, Ugly Duckling Press, 2015. The Center for Translation Studies at UT Dallas will be among the sponsors of the Hay Festival Forum in Dallas organized by the Wild Detectives book store. The Hay Festival is a literary and arts festival that began in Wales in the late 1980s and has expanded to include sister festivals all over the world. The Dallas Forum follows on the heels of the festival held in Queretero, Mexico, September 5-8. The Hay Festival is a literary and arts festival that began in Wales in the late 1980s and has expanded to include sister festivals all over the world. This year the Wild Detectives festival forum will take place on September 7 and 8 and will feature panels and discussions with novelists, poets, musicians, journalists from across North America and Latin America. The invited participants will offer new and different perspectives on a variety of issues including racial division, migration, borders, violence, politics, language activism, and indigenous communities.
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