Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Publishing in Cuba: Past, Present & Future

April 24th, 2013
5-7pm

Location
100A Jones Hall

Featuring distinguished Cuban publishers, writers, and cultural workers, this panel addresses a broad spectrum of Cuban publishing practices and will engage the audience in a debate about the future of publishing on the island.

Moderated by:

Mabel Cuesta (Matanzas, Cuba, 1976) Assistant Professor of U.S. Latino and Caribbean Literature, Department of Hispanic Studies, the University of Houston. Author of Cuba post-soviética: un cuerpo narrado en clave de mujer (Cuarto Propio, 2012).

Featured Speakers:

Alfredo Zaldívar (Holguín, Cuba, 1956) Poet, author, editor, director. Prolific author, Zaldívar has also published widely in literary journals and magazines around the world. Zaldívar has received, among others, the National Poetry Awards Jose Jacinto Milanés (1988, 2001), Adelaida de Mármol (2004), Medardo Vitier (1997), and the National Edition Prize (2012) for his lifetime work. He founded and directed Ediciones Vigía (1985-2000). He is an active member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), and is currently the Executive Director of Ediciones Matanzas.

Nicolás Hernandez Guillén (La Habana, Cuba, 1951) Author, scholar, publisher, and professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the University of Havana since 1972. He is also a well-known scholar on the poetry and prose of his grandfather, Nicolás Guillén. In collaboration with Guillermo Rodríguez Rivera and Norberto Codina, he has published anthologies on his grandfather’s work. He has served as president of the Nicolás Guillén Foundation since 1996.

Norberto Codina (Caracas, Venezuela, 1951) Poet, author, and editor. Codina has published many books of chronicles, prose, and poems. He holds some of the most prestigious Cuban poetry prizes, including David (1974, 1976), Poesía de Amor de Varadero (1982) and Julián del Casal UNEAC (1983). Codina was a finalist for the Critics National Award (1987), was honored with a National Culture Distinction by the National Ministry of Culture (1996), and was awarded with the Cultural Journalism Prize (2005). He has been the Executive Director of La Gaceta de Cuba for the last 25 years.

Reception to follow
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: The Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, Loyola University, University of Houston

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