Featuring a reading in Spanish and a bilingual panel, contratiempo presents for the first time at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Spanish-language literature scene in Chicago is growing, with several publishers helping shape the movement. One such publisher is contratiempo, a Chicago literary and publishing center based in Pilsen, which created its book imprint Ediciones Vocesueltas in 2007 to present and promote local immigrant voices creating high-quality work in Spanish. On December 9th, Vocesultas will present an engaging and dynamic multi-author reading followed by a panel discussion featuring authors from its five books.
The readers will take the stage at 6 PM on December 9th in the Millenium Park Room on the 5th floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. There will be short stories from Vocesueltas, Cuatro Cuentistas en Chicago, poetry from Desarraigos, Cuatro Poetas Latinoamericanos de Chicago, essays from Extrasístoles (y Otros Accidentes), the stories of Jaleos y Denuncias, and poetry and short stories from creative writing workshop participants anthologized in En la 18 a la 1. Encompassing seasoned professionals and first-time published authors, this reading reflects the strength and vitality of Spanish-language Latino literature in the city.
The reading will feature: Raúl Dorantes (Mexico), Juana Iris Goergen (Puerto Rico), Ignacio Guevara (Costa Rica), Jochy Herrera (Dominican Republic), Stanislaw Jaroszek (Poland), Veronica Lucuy Alandia (Bolivia), Jorge Montiel (Mexico), Elizabeth Narváez Luna (Mexico), Rafael Franco Steeves (Puerto Rico), Humberto Uribe (Colombia), Om Ulloa (Cuba) , Johanny Vázquez Paz (Puerto Rico), Santiago Weksler (Peru), and Febronio Zatarain (Mexico). The panel will feature Jochy Herrera, Febronio Zatarain, Raúl Dorantes, and Juana Iris Georgen.
For more information, visit contratiempo online.