Verbal Kaleidoscope

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Conference Room


First Writers and Scholars in Indigenous Languages and Literatures Conference


Date: Wednesday April 4th and Thursday April 5th, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 7:40 pm on April 4th ; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on April 5th

Location: McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

Poetry Reading and Art Show: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at the Arts, Design and Architecture Museum UC Santa Barbara

For the First Writers and Scholars in Indigenous Languages and Literatures Conference, we welcome Mazatec poet and director of the National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI), Juan Gregorio Regino, Zapotec poet and essayist, Irma Pineda Santiago and renowned scholar Patrick Johansson from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as representatives of indigenous literatures of Mexico. From the Basque country, our guest culture, we welcome scholar María José Olaziregi, poet and novelist Itxaro Borda, and poet Leire Bilbao. In doing so, we will create a transnational discussion on the different strategies being used to unite the academic sphere with the work of activists and promoters of the indigenous diaspora and how literary and social movements are reinforced through them.

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