Friday, October 30, 2020.
YEARBOOK XXI – BAQUIANA LITERARY MAGAZINE
Baquiana Literary Magazine will celebrate the official launch of its Yearbook XXI or printed version of the same, through the digital platform ZOOM APP of the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami, adjusting itself to the new technologies and the pandemic that is hitting us worldwide, in order to continue with its contribution to the cultural development of the community and the usage of the Spanish language in the United States of America.
In order to follow the tradition of presenting each yearbook at the end of the month of October at the headquarters of the CCEMIAMI for over two decades, in this occasion, poets and writers of diverse national origins will join us in the presentation. The event will be in charge of the directors of the magazine, Patricio E. Palacios and Maricel Mayor Marsán. The participants that will be present from different areas of the country are: Armando Chávez Rivera (Cuban writer, professor and journalist; member of the Editorial Board of the magazine), Grethel Delgado Álvarez (Cuban actress, playwright and journalist), and the poets and scholars: Jaime María Ferrán (U.S.A.), and Marta López Luaces (Spain).
Ediciones Baquiana, Baquiana Literary Magazine, the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and the Spanish Cultural Center of Iberoamerican Cooperation of Miami get together for the presentation of the Yearbook XXI of Baquiana Literary Magazine (2020) in a common effort to promote the Spanish language and literature in the United States of America.
Place: Friday, October 30 of 2020
Hour: 7:00 PM
This event is FREE of charge and will be conducted in SPANISH.
The transmission will be carried out through the digital platform (APP) ZOOM of the CCEMIAMI. In order to obtain the access codes, please, register on the following link:
Bio-bibliographical information about the participants:
ARMANDO CHÁVEZ RIVERA
He was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He is editor, writer, lexicographer, journalist and professor of the University of Houston in Victoria, Texas where he is also the director of the Spanish Program. Graduated as Licentiate in Journalism from the University of Havana, Cuba (1993), a Master in International Relations from the University of La Plata, Argentina (2004), a Master in Hispanic American Literature from the University of New Mexico, United States (2006), and a Doctorate in Spanish and Hispanic American Literature from the University of Arizona, United States (2011). Later, he studied a Master in Hispanic Lexicography at the School of Lexicography of the Spanish Royal Academy and the University of León (2016). In Cuba, he worked as a journalist for Cuban press agencies and cultural journals in the nineties. He has published numerous articles and essays of literary investigation in Latin America and the United States. He has published the books: Rescate del tiempo (2000), Memorias de papel. Conversaciones (2001) and César López. Poeta en la ciudad (2004). In 2009 he published Cuba per se. Cartas de la diáspora (Cuba per se. Diaspora Letters) where 50 writers of the Cuban diaspora reminisce their experiences out of the island. Currently, he is part of the Editorial Board of Baquiana Literary Magazine and a correspondent member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE).
GRETHEL DELGADO ÁLVAREZ
She was born in Havana, Cuba. She is a writer, actress, playwright, photographer and journalist. She lives and works as a journalist for Diario Las Américas. She graduated from the Center of Literary Training Onelio Jorge Cardoso in Havana, Cuba (2008) and became a Licentiate in Dramaturgy at the Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba (2010). She has published the plaquette of poetry Necesidad de los cultos, by Simancas Ediciones, Valladolid, Spain (2009); the theatrical texts Mi familia ideal, Ediciones Unión, Havana, Cuba (2010) and Mariposas, Editorial Pinos Nuevos, Havana, Cuba (2011). Her articles and photographs have been published in diverse magazines and newsletters such as Palabra Nueva (Archdiocese of Havana), La porte des poetes (París), Entretelones (Havana). Some of her photos have participated in collective exhibits in Havana, Cuba and in California, USA. She has received the awards: David (Cuba, 2009); Pinos Nuevos (Cuba, 2011); Calendario (Cuba, 2012); and the creation grant Dador (Cuba, 2012), in theater. At the international level, she obtained the third prize of the International Contest Casa de Teatro, 2009 (Dominican Republic); was a finalist in theater of the Fray Luis de León Award, (Spain); was chosen as an intern at the Antonio Gala Foundation, 2012-2013 (Cordova, Spain); and she won the XVII International Theater Award Domingo Pérez Minik of the University of La Laguna, 2014 (Canary Islands, Spain).
JAIME MARÍA FERRÁN
He was born in Syracuse, New York, United States. He is a poet, writer and professor of language and literature. He graduated with a doctorate from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has been a professor at the University of Memphis (Tennessee) and he is currently a professor at Clark Atlanta University (Georgia). He was raised in Syracuse (New York), but he has lived in Spain at different times of his life. In the nineties, he lived in Barcelona and he was a member of the cultural group “Albor” of Cambrils (Tarragona). In 1994, he was finalist of the award Letras de oro from the University of Miami, in poetry. He has published the books of poetry: Poemas del mar en Carolina del Norte(Madrid: Editorial Nos y Otros, 2004), as the result of a stay on the beaches of the Atlantic coast, near Wilmington; Media luna sobre Memphis (Barcelona, Editorial Carena, 2019), about the years in which he lived in that city of Tennessee, before moving to Atlanta. He has published books about the Spanish poetry of the XX century, such as: Sociedad y Ciudad en la poesía de José Agustín Goytisolo (Madrid: Pliegos Editorial, 2006) and La ruptura posmoderna. Esteticismo y culturalismo en los poetas novísimos españoles (Sevilla: Editorial Renacimiento, 2017). His specialization is the Spanish poetry of the XX century. He is also interested in the cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives that are related with themes as the city and its architecture.
MARTA LÓPEZ LUACES
She was born in La Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Es poeta, novelista, traductora y profesora. Obtuvo su doctorado en 1999 en la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU). Desde 1998 enseña literatura contemporánea española y latinoamericana en Montclair State University (Nueva Jersey). Algunos de los libros que ha publicado en poesía son: Después de la oscuridad (Valencia: Editorial Pre-Textos, 2016); Los arquitectos de lo imaginario (Valencia, Editorial Pre-Textos, 2010); la plaqueta Memorias de un vacío (New York, Pen Press, 2002); Las lenguas del viajero (Madrid, Editorial Huerga & Fierro, 2005) y Distancias y destierros (Santiago de Chile, Editorial RIL, 1998). La editorial madrileña Tigres de papel publicó una antología de su poesía, titulada Y soñábamos con pájaros volando (2018). Una selección de su poesía fue traducida al italiano y publicada bajo el título Acento Magico (2002) y otra antología, traducida al rumano, se publicó bajo el título Pravalirea focului (2007). Su poesía también ha sido incluida en antologías de España, Latinoamérica y Estados Unidos. En fecha reciente salió publicada su novela El placer de matar a una madre (Madrid: Ediciones B, Penguin Random House, 2019). La ciudad de Nueva York le otorgó la distinción de Speaker for the Humanities of New York City (2003-05). She is currently a correspondent member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE).
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.
PATRICIO E. PALACIOS
He was born in Santiago of Chile. He is a journalist, photographer, illustrator, editor, and executive director of Baquiana Literary Magazine and Baquiana Editions. He has published the book of short stories Historias del país lápiz (2013), a different vision of Chile through micro-stories and vignettes. Since 1992, he has worked in the Hispanic television and other media in the United States. He is an active promoter of cultural activities in the City of Miami. He has participated in the Miami Book Fair International, the International Book Fair of the Mining Palace in México City, the poetry festivals Ardentísima (Murcia, Spain and San Juan, Puerto Rico), the first poetry festival Cosmopoética (Cordova, Spain), and the first international congress of Chilean poetry “Chile looks at his poets”, organized by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, as well as in other cultural presentations and conferences in Latin American countries. He is the co-editor of the bilingual book of literary reviews Perfiles y Sombras / Profiles and Shadows (2005). His photos and drawings have illustrated several books, of which it is important to mention: Las Letras – Homenaje a Carmen Conde en su centenario, published by the Carmen Conde and Antonio Oliver Foundation in Cartagena, Spain (2006). The Municipality of San Felipe (Chile) awarded him with a Galvanic Plaque of Honor in acknowledgment to his valuable editorial work (2002).