The Accursed Circumstance: Virgilio Piñera Centennial Conference will take place at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook-Manhattan on November 8-9, 2012.
Thursday, November 8, 1:00pm – 4:15pm, conference activities will be held at the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1 at Stony Brook University, Main Campus.
Friday November 9, 9:30am – 8:00pm, events will take place at Stony Brook –Manhattan, located at 387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor (entrance at 101 East 27th Street).
With the participation of Gerard Aching, Mariana Amato, Thomas Anderson, Jorge Brioso, Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Ana María Dopico, Abilio Estévez, Licia Fiol-Matta, Javier Guerrero, Noel Luna, Modesto Milanés, Antonio José Ponte, Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia, José Quiroga, Enrique del Risco, Rafael Rojas, and Aurea María Sotomayor.
Virgilio Piñera, (born August 4, 1912, Cárdenas, Cuba—died October 18, 1979, Havana), playwright, short-story writer, poet, and essayist who became famous for his work as well as for his highly bohemian lifestyle. His life was one of his most outrageous creations. Piñera was better known for his avant-garde theatre, such as the play Electra Garrigó (1943), than for his poetry or short stories, though his admirers recognized him as a master of the latter. His best collections are Cuentos fríos (1956; Cold Tales) and Pequeñas maniobras (1963; “Little Maneuvers”).
For more information, go to http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/hispanic/events/events.html
Bio excerpt from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/848857/Virgilio-Pinera