Female Hispanic Poets Celebrated at
TAMIU Women’s History Month Recital
Celebrate Women’s History Month at Texas A&M International University
with Mujeres Poetas Hispanas (Female Hispanic Poets), a Brown Bag Lecture
Series sponsored by the TAMIU Women and Gender Studies, Tuesday, March 25
from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda.
This event is free and open to the public.
“The Introduction to Literature in
Spanish class and members of the Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, will
read poems by Hispanic women—poems written in Spanish by women from Latin America
and Spain. Some students will also read their own poems and some will be set
to music,” explained Lola O. Norris, visiting assistant professor of Spanish.
The poetry reading will comprise poems from all literary periods and from
across the Spanish speaking world and include well-known poets such as Santa
Teresa de Ávila, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rosario Castellanos, Alfonsina
Storni and Delmira Agustini as well as modern poets Cristina Peri Rossi, Marjorie
Agosín, Antonia Álvarez, Julia de Burgos and Gioconda Belli.
Other Brown Bag Lecture Series events scheduled for Women’s History Month
are: “Bombay Calling,” a Brown Bag Film discussion, with Dr. Mehnaaz Momen,
assistant professor of public administration, Monday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.
in Bob Bullock Hall, room 222; and Brown Bag Discussion: Casa Misericordia
on Wednesday, March 26 at 12 p.m. in Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall
(PH), room 115.
For more information on the poetry recital, please contact Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 326.2648 or visit offices in PH 312D.
For more information on TAMIU’s Women’s History Month Celebration, please
contact Dr. Momen at 326.2631, email@example.com or visit offices in the TAMIU
Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 321.
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