A reading with Manuel Vilas and Ana merino

A reading with Manuel Vilas and Ana merino

As part of their three-week residency at Dickinson College, award-winning Spanish writers Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas will read from their works and discuss the state of Spanish poetry and literature.

Ana Merino –author, poet and professor at the University of Iowa– is an award-winning poet and writer whose works include nine books of poems, a youth novel and two plays. She has also written fiction and extensive critiques on comics and graphic novels in Spanish-speaking countries. Merino is Director of the University of Iowa’s MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish, the first program of its kind in the U.S.

Manuel Vilas is a novelist and poet. His six collections of poetry have recently been compiled into a single volume. He has also published collections of essays and memoirs and has received critical acclaim and literary prizes.

This reading is part of their three-week residency at Dickinson, which is made possible by a grant from Acción Cultural Española.

Book sale and signing will follow. This event will be mostly in Spanish, although some poems and excerpts will be read from their English translations.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wed, April 06, 2016


Venue map

Library of Congress, Dining Room A, James Madison Building, 6th floor, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540


Free and open to the public.

More information

Hispanic Reading Room, Library of Congress


Organized by The Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society, Library of Congress with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). Photo of Manuel Vilas by Columna Villarroya.



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