Writers as Readers: A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernández & Yuri Herrera

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Freeman Auditorium and The Latin American Library, Tulane University
On Wednesday (Nov. 9), the Latin American Library is partnering with the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society to host a conversation between Jorge F. Hernández and Yuri Herrera, two of Mexico’s foremost writers today.  Hernández and Herrera will discuss their work, the relationship of writer and reader, and the role of literature in society. 
Their conversation (in English) will take place in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center from 6:00pm-7:15pm (entrance through the Newcomb Museum).   
Immediately after the talk, a reception at the Latin American Library (4th floor, Howard-Tilton Library) will feature an exhibit of treasures relating to Mexican literature and culture from the Library’s collections, as well as Mexican culinary treats, and Latin American guitar music, from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  
This event is a partnership of the Latin American Library and the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, with the National Endowment of the Arts BIG READ program which has chosen Jorge Hernández’ anthology Sun, stone, and shadows: 20 great Mexican short stories (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica/Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas) as a featured work.
The two events are open and free to the public.
For other events of BIG READ, e-mail: Faulkhouse@aol.com or visit: www.wordsandmusic.org
Questions? Send an email to Lal@tulane.edu