Get Cultured — April 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Americas Society is Bringing Literature to the Masses



There is so much to do in New York City and it’s always hard to decide what exactly what you want to do on any given day. Whether it’s a Broadway play, a concert, or a reading, how exactly can you choose what to do? When it comes to readings and literary discussions, The Literature Department at The Americas Society is the best venue to go when you have that urge to just immerse yourself in literature. Boasting an amazing roster of events that feature Nobel Prize winners like Mario Vargas Llosa, this literature department is the place to be.

The Literature Department at the Americas Society is notorious for having some of the best writers stop by and discuss a variety of topics. Aside from these educational events, the literature department is also responsible for publishing the semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas. The events and the magazine are a forum to showcase literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Daniel Shapiro, Director of Literature, has created a whirlwind season for the literature department with amazing literary discussions and book presentations and during the month of May it seems that he will keep the success going. Next month you will have the chance to attend Sergio Ramirez: Divine Punishment, where the writer Sergio Ramirez and his translator will read from his latest political thriller on May 6th; the long awaited launch of Review 90: Latin America and the Technological Imaginary in the Digital Age on May 14th; and the Silvina Ocampo Celebration: Jason Weiss, Suzanne Jill Levine, Sylvia Molloy on May 21st.  The events are free for members of The Americas Society and cost just $10 for non-members. $10 to have the ability to connect with prolific writers? I don’t think it can get any better than that!

Having attended and helped during some of these events in the past, I can assure you that the tone of the events always pertain to one thing: enlightenment. Audience members have the ability to participate, connect, and learn from the participants. To find out more information about the literature department and the upcoming events make sure to visit their website.

Twisted Talk: Are you planning on attending any of these events? Which one is more appealing to you? Discuss below!

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