The Languages, Literatures & Cultures International Speaker Series is excited to announce its inaugural guest, Gabriela Alemán. Alemán is a celebrated Ecuadorian Author who will visit Appalachian State University from September 25-26, 2018. Her free public lecture will take place in Belk Library Room #114 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Gabriela Alemán, based in Quito, Ecuador, has played professional basketball in Switzerland and Paraguay and has worked as a waitress, administrator, translator, radio scriptwriter, and film studies professor. She received a PhD at Tulane University and holds a Master's degree in Latin American Literature from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She has taught at both Tulane University and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She is the winner of several literary prizes for her critical essays on literature and film, as well as for her short stories and novels.
The English version of Poso Wells was translated from Spanish by Dick Cluster, a writer and translator living in Oakland, California. He is also the editor/translator of the recently released Kill the Ámpaya!: Best Latin American Baseball Fiction, and co-author with Rafael Hernández of History of Havana. His many published translations include fiction and poetry from the Caribbean, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain.
|Tuesday, Sept. 25
|Arrival at CLT
|Meeting with Watauga Residential College
|Late lunch and/or brief tour of campus
|SNH 5565 with Andres
|Dinner with invited guests at Red Onion
|Public lecture (Belk Library 114)
|Wednesday, Sept. 26
|Coffee/reception with faculty and students