Jordi Virallonga at the 2018 International Literature Festival
The International Literature Festival celebrates the poetry of the Americas for the sixth consecutive year with renowned authors such as Spanish essayist, translator and poet Jordi Virallonga.
Jordi Virallonga Eguren at ILF 2018
- On November 6, from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm. Panel discussion with Mabel Cuesta, Abdon Ubidia, Juan Manuel Roca, Jordi Virallonga Eguren and Martha Canfield moderated by Elizabeth Quila. At University of Houston, Student Center South, Skyline Room, 4455 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204. Free, RSVP required.
- On November 7, from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Poetry readings with Mabel Cuesta, Adalber Salas and Jordi Virallonga Eguren moderated by Jaqueline Perez-Guevara. At Julia Ideson Building, Public Library, 550 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77002. Free, RSVP required.
- On November 8, from 5:20 pm to 6:10 pm. Poetry readings with Abdon Ubidia, Juan Manuel Roca, and Jordi Virallonga Eguren moderated by Elizabeth Quila. At Mexican Cultural Institute, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205. Free, RSVP required.
Jordi Virallonga Eguren is a Spanish essayist, translator and poet in both Catalan and Spanish languages. Virallonga, born in Barcelona in 1955, holds a PhD in Spanish Literature. He teaches at the University of Barcelona, and is founding president of the Aula de Poesía de Barcelona since its inception in 1989. Virallonga has served as Spanish lecturer at the University of Turin and guest professor at various American, European, and Arican Universities. His poems have been prefaced by masters such as José Agustín Goytisolo, José Hierro, Marco Antonio Campos, Manuel Díaz Martínez, Antonio Gamoneda, Juan Gelman, Nuno Júdice, José Ángel Leyva, Adnan Özer, Francesc Parcerisas, Paolo Ruffilli and Aldo Ruffinatto.
About the International Literature Festival (IFL)
Year after year the International Literature Festival brings the creative work of some of the most outstanding writers of the Americas. Spanish poet Jordi Virallonga Eguren is among the many outstanding authors participating in the International Literature Festival this year.
IFL provides an opportunity to celebrate poetry and meet renowned authors such as Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa, and Ida Vitale, recent winner of FIL Literary Award (Guadalajara’s International Book Fair) in Romance Languages, as well as other prominent authors such as Deborah Mouton and Luis Garcia Montero, among others. This annual event, in its 2018 version, will be led by the celebrated Colombian poet Juan Manuel Roca, who will be accompanied by Tamara Kamenszain (Argentina), Mabel Cuesta and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias (Cuba), Abdón Ubidia (Ecuador), Coral Bracho and Rocío Cerón (Mexico), Carmen Giménez Smith (USA), Martha Canfield (Uruguay), Adalber Salas (Venezuela), and Jordi Virallonga Eguren (Spain).