The Program in Latin American Studies hosts a Lunch Lecture Series featuring writer and poet Santiago Craig in discussion with Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee. This talk seeks to show the conditions of fiction production in Argentina in first person, the southernmost country of the continent. What it’s like to write in the periphery, in a context of crisis, in permanent unpredictability and precariousness. In the country of great storytellers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar or Silvina Ocampo, being a writer is inventing a life, a time apart from contingencies and believing in the interior of a story. Write despite everything, against everything. Insist on writing. In addition to portraying these experiences, this talk will feature the reading of passages from some of the author’s books.
The lecture is given in Spanish. Lunch provided.