Pristine Stone: First International Symposium on Creative Writing in Spanish

On the inauguration of the new MFA in Spanish at Hofstra, distinguished writers from Latin America and Spain will read excerpts of their works in bilingual format, as well as participate in dialogues about current Spanish literature and literary translation. Invited writers include: Lina Meruane (Chile), Daniel Alarcón (Perú-USA), Cristina Rivera Garza (México- USA), Verónica Gerber (México), Pedro Lopez Adorno (Puerto Rico), Luis García Montero, Fernando Valverde, Fernando Opere (Spain), Christina Maesweeney, Natasha Wimmer, and Heather Cleary (United States).

Organized by Álvaro Enrigue, Justin Colón-Rabinowitz, Valeria Luiselli, and Miguel-Ángel Zapata


Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hofstra University Honors College, European Studies at Hofstra University, Department of EnglishDepartment of Romance Languages and Literatures Department, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

The Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events are presented in loving memory of Dr. Joseph G. Astman, founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, cultural comparatist and international scholar.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lowenfeld Gallery, Axinn Library, 10th Floor


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.



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Thursday, November 15, 2018





Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Axinn Library, 10th Floor
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 111549-1000


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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