Ernesto Cardenal to Read at Benson Latin American Collection on November 15
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents its signature event of the fall semester, "Ernesto Cardenal in Word and Action: Poetry, Politics, and Priesthood in 20th-Century Nicaragua.”
The event celebrates the opening of the archive of Nicaraguan poet, priest, and political activist Ernesto Cardenal at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.
Join us for a poetry reading by Cardenal and a roundtable moderated by LLILAS Benson director Virginia Garrard-Burnett, historian, with participation by:
- Sergio Ramírez, novelist and former Nicaraguan vice president
- Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, literary scholar, UT Austin
- Douglass Sullivan-González, historian, University of Mississippi
- Eric Selbin, political scientist, Southwestern University
English translations of Cardenal’s poetry will be read by Celeste Guzmán Mendoza.
This event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.
Read about Cardenal and his historic archive at: http://bit.ly/2drrH00.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4–6 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection (SRH unit 1), 2300 Red River Street.
Public parking is available on Red River and Dean Keeton streets (metered) or in the Manor Garage on the UT campus.
For more information, contact Susanna Sharpe, LLILAS Benson communications coordinator, at 512-232-2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.