(fotografías y textos)


Wednesday, May 8, 2024.


2:00 PM

In May, the series named LITERARY WEDNESDAYS in its 3rd Season, with the support of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), Baquiana Literary Magazine and the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCEMIAMI), has as special guests the writers and photographers Gerardo Piña Rosales and Daniel R. Fernández, to present the book INSTANTÁNEAS A DOS VOCES (fotografías y textos) [SNAPSHOTS IN TWO VOICES (photographies and texts)], published by Mariposa Transformative Education (2024).

Every second Wednesday of the month, the series LITERARY WEDNESDAYS invites different authors, in order to go ahead with the contribution to the cultural development of the community and the promotion of the language and literature in Spanish in the United States of America. The programs are coordinated and conducted by Maricel Mayor Marsán, president of the Florida Delegation of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) and director of Baquiana Literary Magazine.

The event will be recorded by the digital platform ZOOM and it will be located on a permanent basis to the public at the BAQUIANA TV Channel of YouTube as soon as:

Date: Wednesday, May 8 of 2024.

Hour: 2:00 PM

The event will be conducted in SPANISH.

The link will be available at the main pages of the following websites: | [email protected]

Information about the book:

In Snapshots in two voices Gerardo Piña-Rosales and Daniel R. Fernández, both writers and photographers, have selected each one of them 30 photos from their personal files. In a counterpoint, and in a reciprocal way, both are inspired by the photographies of each other, not to describe them but to weave a story, a short one, a fable. Whether it’s in tormented monologues or in sparkling dialogues, the characters –most of them anonymous– speak of their obsessions, of their fears. The same title already says it all: Snapshots, images taken by the cameras (that is to say, by the photographers); in two voices, silent in the rumor of the word.

Instantáneas a dos voces (fotografías y textos)

Mariposa Transformative Education (2024)

ISBN: 978-1-938061-35-6

Information about the authors:


He was born at The Line of the Conception (Cadiz, Spain) in 1948, and immigrated to Morocco in 1956. He pursued higher studies at the Spanish Institute of Tangier (Morocco), and at the University of Granada and the University of Salamanca (Spain). Later on, he continued his studies in New York (where he has resided since 1973). He graduated from Queens College of CUNY and he obtained his doctor’s degree at the Center for Graduated Studies of the same university with a thesis about the Spanish exile literature of 1939. Since 1981 he works as a professor of Literature at the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a Numbered Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and he was his director from 2008 to 2018, Correspondent to the Spanish Royal Academy and currently Honorary Director of the same. He is also Correspondent of the Panamanian Academy of the Language and of the Hispanic American Royal Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and Honorary President of the National Hispanic Society Sigma Delta Pi.

He began his career as an author in 1984 with La Celestina a Parafernalia: estudios sobre teatro español (1984). Other books followed that first publication: Narrativa breve de Manuel Andújar (1988); De la catedral al rascacielos. Actas de la XVII Asamblea General de ALDEEU en Nueva York (1998), joint publication; La obra narrativa de S. Serrano Poncela (1999); Acentos femeninos y marco estético del nuevo milenio (2000), joint publication; 1898: entre el desencanto y la esperanza (1999), joint publication.; Confabulaciones. Estudios sobre artes y letras hispánicas (2001), joint publication; Presencia hispánica en los Estados Unidos (2003), joint publication; Hispanos en los Estados Unidos: Tercer pilar de la hispanidad (2004), joint publication; Odón Betanzos Palacios: la integridad del árbol herido (2004), editor; España en las Américas (2004), joint publication; Locura y éxtasis en las letras y artes hispánicas (2005), joint publication; Desde esta cámara oscura (2006), novel; Escritores españoles en los Estados Unidos (2007); Gabriela Mistral y los Estados Unidos (2011), joint publication; El español en Estados Unidos: E Pluribus Unum? Enfoques multidisciplinarios (2013), with Domnita Dumitrescu; Los amores y desamores de Camila Candelaria (2014), novel; Los académicos cuentan (2014), editor; El secreto de Artemisia y otras historias (2016).

As much as he has devoted himself to literature, Piña Rosales has cultivated since his youth the photography. In his writings, the photos are not limited to become ancillary parts of the text but they pretend to be valid by themselves, in perpetual dialectic with the words. Following this, his latest publication was the book of pictures Imaginerías (2022), with texts of Manuel Garrido Palacios and the prologue of Daniel R. Fernández.

A selection of the narrative of Gerardo Piña Rosales (among essays, notes and newspaper articles) have been compiled in his book Por una literatura de avanzada y otros escritos (Miami: Ediciones Baquiana, 2022), as well as a compilation of reviews, articles and interviews about his literary work in the book Una voz, una mirada. La obra narrativa de Gerardo Piña Rosales (Madrid: Vaso Roto Ediciones, 2023).


Professor, researcher and literary critic. He was born in the city of Los Angeles, California. He grew up between Mexico and the United States. He began his higher education at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), an institution where he graduated with a Licenciature in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures. A few years later, he graduated with a doctor’s degree from the University of Columbia (New York).

Currently, he is a professor of Mexican and Hispanic American Literature at the University of the City of New York (CUNY), Lehman College Campus. He started his association with the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) as a collaborator in 2005. Later on, he was incorporated as a Numerary Member in 2016 with a speech about Carlos Fuentes and the border. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ANLE and he is the actual information coordinator.

He has participated in multiple congresses, presentations and cultural events on behalf of the Academy. He is coeditor with Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Jorge I. Covarrubias and Joaquín Segura of the book of idiomatic advices Hablando bien se entiende la gente (ANLE/Santillana, 2010). He also participated as an author in the book Cuando llegamos. Experiencias migratorias (Nueva York: ANLE, 2020).

His articles and book reviews have been published in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Ventana Abierta and Revista Literaria Baquiana, in the Enciclopedia del Español en los Estados Unidos (Santillana) as well as in la Revista de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (RANLE) and in the Boletín (ANLE), among other publications.

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