Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), is pleased to announce its fourth “PINTURA: PALABRA” workshop: “Creative Dialogues: An Ekphrastic Writing Workshop in Brief Prose”—slated to take place at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) the weekend of March 28-29, in tandem with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Our America: the Latino Presence in American Art,” which opened on February 6 and will be on view until May 17. There will also be a reading, free and open to the public, on Sunday, March 29 at 5 PM at Mestizo Coffeehouse after the workshop concludes, featuring workshop participants and their facilitator, the noted fiction writer Fred Arroyo.
In addition to sponsoring the on-site workshop at the UMFA, Letras Latinas is partnering with two journals to publish PINTURA:PALABRA portfolios. Western Humanities Review, a journal of contemporary literature, will be joined by Brevity, the online journal of concise literary nonfiction, in showcasing the art-inspired prose by the writers who will be convening in Salt Lake City.
“The writers will have a few months to work on, revise, and polish the work they start in Utah in order to submit it for publication,” said Francisco Aragón, faculty member at the Institute for Latino Studies and director of Letras Latinas.
“PINTURA : PALABRA” is a multi-year national initiative that seeks to foment the creation of new writing inspired by Latino art.
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