Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
In the month of January, the series named LITERARY WEDNESDAYS will continue with the support of the Delegation of Florida of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), Baquiana Literary Magazine, Baquiana Editions, and the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCEMiami). In this occasion, we will have the presence of the distinguished Cuban poet, essayist, literary critic, and journalist WALDO GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, in order to talk about the recent publication of his book of essays LA POESÍA – ESA VOZ QUE LLEGA A NOSOTROS [POETRY – THAT VOICE THAT COMES TO US] (Berlin: Iliad, Editions, 2022).
Every second Wednesday of each month, the series LITERARY WEDNESDAYS invites different authors, in order to continue 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 take place through the digital platform ZOOM of the CCEMiami.
Date: Wednesday, January 11 of 2023.
Hour: 7:00 PM
The event is FREE and it will be conducted in SPANISH.
In order to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89160168596
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Information about the book:
«To speak about Waldo González López is to talk at the same time of a prolific author, a restless journalist, and of a teacher and promotor of several generations of Cuban writers. This book of essays, focused on poetry, is barely one of those edges in which he has left his mark in the Cuban culture, as well as in the Latin American culture and in the Spanish language. It is also a broad sample of the critical universe, the inquisitive look and the spirit of promoter that inhabits in this distinguished intellectual».
(Amir Valle, writer, journalist and editor of Iliad Editions)
Information about the author:
WALDO GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ
He was born in Las Tunas, Cuba. He is a poet, essayist, cultural journalist, literary and theater critic. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte [National School of Art] (ENA) and the University of Havana with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic American Literature. He worked as a professor of History of the Literature for Children and Youth, History of the Universal Theater and Cuban Theater. Besides, he created the Playwriting Archive and he was an adviser of the National Theater of Cuba. He is the author of 20 poetry books, 6 books of essays and literary criticism, as well as several anthologies of poetry and theater. His poetry has been translated to other languages and published in different countries: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States of America. In Cuba, for his continuous poetry, literary and cultural criticism during decades, he received many distinctions, among others: «Diploma to the Scientific Result for his intense Collaboration in the Chapter about Literature for Children and Youth», on the new History of the Cuban Literature, in three volumes, granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment; «The Lute and the Medal of the Cucalambé», granted for his extensive work as a poet and adviser of the Casa Iberoamericana de la Décima in his native province of Las Tunas; «Diploma for his Accomplished Work in Support of the Décima», granted by the University of Matanzas; «Recognition as a Writer and Literary Critic», granted by the Presidency of the Cuban Institute of the Book, and the «Distinction by the National Culture». In Mexico, he received a Mention of the Plural Magazine Contest for his poetry book “Salvaje nostalgia” in 1990. Since his arrival to the United States, in July of 2011, he has made an intense labor as a participant in international theatre events, as well as juror of theatre and literary events, and theatre and literary adviser of stage groups. In the year 2012, he was awarded with the 3rd place in the X Contest of Poetry «Lincoln-Martí» in Miami, Florida, USA. He has collaborated with diverse publications in the United States, such as Baquiana (Florida), Boletín de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española/BANLE (New York), Palabra Abierta (California) and Teatro en Miami (Florida), as well as in the foreign digital magazines: Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana (Spain) and Otro Lunes (Germany).
Information about the presenter:
MARICEL MAYOR MARSÁN
She was born in Santiago of Cuba. She is a poet, narrator, playwright, essayist, editor, literary critic, translator, director of the Editorial Board of Baquiana Literary Magazine, numerary member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), and correspondent member of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). She has published more than twenty books in different literary genres. Her most recent books of poetry are: Rumores de Suburbios (2009) and Miami / poemas de la ciudad – poems of the city (2015). Of theater: Trilogía de Teatro Breve (2012) and Las Tocayas (2013). Of essays, notes and literary reviews: Crónicas Hispanounidenses (2014). Her work has been partially translated into several languages, as well as published in magazines and anthologies in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and the USA. She has received some awards and acknowledgements in Chile and the United States. She participated in the writing of the first “Encyclopedia of Spanish in the United States” (Yearbook of the Cervantes Institute) in Madrid, Spain (Santillana, 2008). The publishing house Holt, Rinehart & Winston included her poetry in the text books: Exprésate (2006- 2010) and Cultura y Lenguaje (2007-2010), used in the study of Spanish in middle and high schools throughout the United States. In the year 2010, she was selected among the most outstanding 100 Latinos of Miami for her work and contribution to the culture.