The Ponce Museum of Art Presents Series on Rosario Ferré

For library week, April 10-16, 2011, the Ponce Museum of Art is presenting a series of lectures on the work of Rosario Ferré. The museum is located at 2325 Las Américas Avenue in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Here are some of the events: On April 10, there will be a panel discussion with writers/scholars Vanessa Droz and Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá on Rosario Ferré’s literary production; on April 12, Margarita Fernández Zavala will deliver a lecture, “Sitio a Eros: un lugar para la autorealización” [Sitio a Eros: A Space for Self-Realization]; and on the final day, April 16, schoolchildren from San Germán will stage “La ratite presumida,” based on Ferré’s adaptation of the children’s folktale “La Cucarachita Martina.”

From April 10-16, there will also be an exhibition “Zona de Carga y Descarga 1972-1975,” featuring the history of the literary journal founded and directed by the author (with the late Olga Nolla) during her years as a student at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

Rosario Ferré (Ponce, 1938), one of Puerto Rico’s major authors, began to write professionally at age 14. A prolific writer, Ferré holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and has taught at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, Rutgers University, and Johns Hopkins University. [Also see her art work in previous post Rosario Ferré to Exhibit Her Watercolors at Artists’ Flea Market.]

[Many thanks to Linda Rodríguez Guglielmoni for bringing this item to our attention.]

For more events, see http://www.museoarteponce.org/calendario/Calendario-de-actividades/9/12/8/

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