Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Talk by Olga Marta Pérez: El libro en Cuba: cultura, mercado, y otros desafíos

March 18th, 2011
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Latin American Library Seminar Room, 4th Floor of Howard Tilton Memorial Library

Olga Marta Pérez is a fiction writer, poet, editor and screenwriter for radio and television in Havana, Cuba. She is a renowned fiction writer of children’s and adult books both within Cuba and abroad. Ms. Pérez has a Licenciatura in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Havana. Since 1980 she has worked in various capacities in major publishing firms in Havana such as Orbe, Gente Nueva, Abril, Capitán San Luis, and Ediciones Unión, where she has served as director since 2003. She has also worked for Editorial Letras Cubanas, Caminos (Centro Martin Luter King Jr), and abroad at Libresa in Ecuador, Ocean Press in Australia, and Isla Negra Editores in Puerto Rico. She was also editor-in-Chief of the weekly journal Pionero, and Director of the children’s magazine Nosotros.

This talk is co-sponsored with the Center for Cuban Studies, and will be in Spanish with English translation.

Please join us for a reception after the talk.




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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

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