Festival of the Word: Keynote Lectures by Leading Latin American Authors

Salón Literario Libroamérica has just announced that tickest are now available for the keynote lectures of the forthcoming Festival of the Word [Festival de la Palabra], which will take place May 4-9, 2010, at various venues throughout the metropolitan area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tickets are US$50.00 for the general public; US25.00 for teachers, students and senior citizens. These are available at the Festival de la Palabra office at Plaza Las Américas, second floor (between Macys and JC Penney).

The program features major Latin American writers and other cultural events as follows:

May 4 at 8:00pm at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art (MAPR): Lecture by Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist José Saramago in video conference; an exhibition by Daniel Mordzinski; and opening cocktail party.

May 5 at 8:00pm at the Tapia Theater: Lecture by Peruvian writer Alfredo Bryce Echenique.

May 6 at 8:00pm at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art (MAPR): Lecture by Nicaraguan writer and former vice-president of Nicaragua, Sergio Ramírez.

May 7 at 8:00pm at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art (MAPR): Lecture by leading Puerto Rican writer, dramatist, and educator Luis Rafael Sánchez.

May 7 at 8:00pm at the Banco Popular – Old San Juan: Lecture by award-winning journalist for El País and an author of contemporary Spanish fiction, Rosa Montero.

May 8 at 8:00pm at the Banco Popular – Old San Juan: Lecture by Nicaraguan poet and novelist Gioconda Belli.  

For more information, see www.festivaldelapalabra.net and www.salonliterariolibroamerica.org

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