Writers Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado will read their own poetry and discuss the process of writing and translation in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Adriana Lisboa is a Brazilian author who has published short stories, children’s books, poetry, and novels, including Symphony in White, which won the José Saramago Award and was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Her books have been translated and published in twenty countries.
Leonel Alvarado is a Honduran poet who has published many poetry collections, including El reino de la zarza (EDUCA Latin American Poetry Award), and Xibalbá, Texas (Rogelio Sinán Central American Poetry Award. He directs the Spanish Program at Massey University of New Zealand, where he currently lives.