Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence focuses on five Mexican women authors from the 20th century
June 28, 2023
The Fall 2023 Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence, Ave Barrera, is hosting a book club with five session in the fall. Titled "Escritoras Silenciadas por el Canon," the book club will cover five Mexican women authors whose works were overlooked in the Latin American Literary Boom of the second half of the 20th century.
The authors' works are part of the Colección Vindictas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The books can be obtained in print or digitally at the links below.
Each book club session will begin with a brief talk about the historical context, thematic and stylistic approach, and literary relevance of each work, and close with an open discussion from the readers about their impressions and commentary.
The book club will meet every third Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET. Location is TBD.
Book club schedule
To sign up: https://forms.gle/7ec1W7VctLgXJxv36
The books are in Spanish and the book club will be conducted in Spanish.
About Ave Barrera, Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence
Ave Barrera (Guadalajara, México, 1980) holds a Bachelor in Hispanic Literature from the University of Guadalajara and a Masters in Modern Portuguese Literature from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. For several years she was editor in Oaxaca, México. Ave has been awarded fellowships from the Fundación Carolina for a training course on publishing at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Young Creators Grant for Novel (2010 and 2014) from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). Ave has worked as copywriter for e-media and once as a ghostwriter. She also writes short stories and just published the illustrated children book Una noche en el laberinto (A Night in a Labyrinth, Edebé 2014). She was recipient of the Sergio Galindo Award from the Veracruz University with her first novel Puertas demasiado pequeñas (The Forgery). She currently lives in México City and is writing a new novel: Tratado de la vida marina (A Treatise of Marine Life) with the support of FONCA. Her latest novel was published in 2019 in Mexico and Spain under the title Restauración (Restoration).