Casa de las Américas, sub-headquarters of the International Book Fair of Havana, which is dedicated to the Caribbean this year, will hold a literary forum in conjunction with the Book Institute. Foro Caribe: Escritura y contemporaneidad [Caribbean Forum: Writing and the Contemporary World] will be held on February 13, 14 and 15, 2012, from 9:30am to 1:30pm, at the Che Guevara Room at Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba. Admission is free.
The Forum will be a space for lectures and workshops on the writing of the Caribbean and its diasporas, which will have the participation of renowned writers from the region who will be present in Havana for the International Book Fair. This Forum will be a new occasion to welcome researchers, teachers, editors, writers, translators, and readers to Casa de las Américas and will provide a fresh opportunity to reflect on the writing of the Caribbean and its diaspora.
This forum has been convened to address some key issues in the Caribbean: creative writing, multilingualism, diaspora and cultural identity; gender and race: discrimination and marginalization; and production and editorial circulation, translation and teaching.
The Forum, open and participative, will comprise lectures and workshops in which established and prestigious voices of contemporary Caribbean writing will participate.
For more information (in Spanish), see http://laventana.casa.cult.cu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6637