Celebrating the establishment of New York University’s new MFA program in Creative Writing in Spanish, based in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU will host several readings and book presentations this fall. Events, which are free and open to the public, take place at the Center, 53 Washington Square South. For further information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.

  • On Friday, October 5, at 6:15 p.m., award-winning Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros will read from his work in Spanish. He will be introduced by NYU Professor Mariela Dreyfus.
  • On Friday, October 19, at 6:15 p.m., two Argentine writers will present their books: María Negroni will discuss La anunciación; and Sergio Chejfec will present his book, Baroni: un viaje. The event takes place in Spanish.
  • On Friday, November 2, at 6:15 p.m., the Center will host a special event: a conversation, in Spanish, between Chilean author Diamela Eltit, known for her writings against the Pinochet dictatorship, and Sylvia Molloy, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at NYU.
  • On Friday, November 30, at 6:15 p.m., Argentine writer Alicia Borinsky’s book Golpes bajos (Low Blows) will be discussed, followed by a discussion of Puerto Rican writer Carmen Valle’s Tu versión de las cosas. This event is in Spanish.

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