El Conversatorio presents “Not Your Tragic "other"-Bilingual Stories of a Hyphenated Guatemalan”

Virtual Event Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:30pm

The arts, languages and philosophy department invites the Spanish-speaking community at S&T to participate in the next el conversatorio event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, via Zoom. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/30jVuBS

Guest speaker Maya Chinchilla will present a talk titled “Not Your Tragic "other"-Bilingual Stories of a Hyphenated Guatemalan.” 

Maya Chinchilla, author of “The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética,” is a Guatemalan writer, educator and media maker. She teaches as a lecturer at UC Davis in Chicana/o Latino/a/x Studies, creative writing and LGBTQ studies. She is the editor of the forthcoming “CentroMariconadas,” an anthology of queer and trans Central American writing. Drawing on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry, Maya writes and performs poetry exploring themes of historical memory, family, tenderness, sexuality, and alternative futures. Currently she is a co-host of "Trek Table"-A weekly podcast holding “Trek Space” in science fiction for women of color and their allies. www.mayachinchilla.com Instagram: Maya_Chapina

El Conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk in which guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a brief 15-20 minute presentation and a question-and-answer session, participants have the opportunity to join activities in  Zoom break out rooms so they can practice their Spanish.

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa, assistant professor of Spanish, at ebarbosa@mst.edu.

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College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Arts, Languages, and Philosophy



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