Latino Literary Imagination Conference

Latino Literary Imagination Conference at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, April 7 and 8, 2011
The Latino Literary Imagination (LLI) is a collaborative initiative of Rutgers and University of New Mexico faculty organized by the Rutgers Office of the Associate VP for Academic and Public Partnerships, the Office of the Provost at the University of New Mexico, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) in Lima, Peru.
With a focus on “East Coast/South West Dialogue on Narrative Voices and the Spoken Word,” the 2011 conference will explore the broad and diverse spectrum of U.S. Latina/o literary creativity and activism from the latter half of the 20th century through the first decade of the 21st. Well known authors and emerging creative voices representing a wide range of literary modes, including poetry, novels, plays, new media, conceptual performance and multi-disciplinary work will be presented through panels, roundtables, readings and performances.
The LLI conference is free and open to faculty, students and the general public. However, given space limitations pre – registration is strongly encouraged.
The dates and locations for the dual site conference are:
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, April 7-8, 2011 (New Brunswick, New Jersey).
To view a detailed program of the LLI conference at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and to register, please visit www.clac.rutgers.edu .
University of New Mexico, April 14-16, 2011 (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
To view a detailed program of the LLI conference at University of New Mexico, please visit their website at finearts.unm.edu .
Organized by a Faculty Partnership Committee under the auspices of the RU Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities, the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, the RU Center for Latino Arts and Culture in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque under the leadership of the Office of the Provost, The College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences at UNM and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico.

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