AN EVENING OF CUBAN CULTURE: ediciones vigia and nancy morejon

Photograph of a display of handmade books at Ediciones Vigia.On Monday, March 25 at 7 pm, please join us for a visual presentation and information session regarding Cuban culture, hosted by Dominic Angerame and Tony Ryan. Doors open at 6:30. Donations are gratefully accepted, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Dominic Angerame, a North Beach, San Francisco based experimental film maker will present a short about his experiences at the Havana International Film Festival, which he has participated in numerous times over the years.

Tony Ryan, longtime Cuba traveler, activist, and bookseller was in Cuba for the Havana International Book Fair in February 2013. He will present 2 documentaries on the innovative Cuban book publishing project Ediciones Vigia, entitled “A One of a Kind Book by Estevez” and “Ediciones Vigia – Visual Poetics” directed by Juanamaria Cordones-Cook. On March 19, 2013, Ryan was interviewed about his visit to Cuba by Nina Serrano on KPFA’s La Raza Chronicles. Please click here for a recording of the radio program (Ryan’s segment begins around the 35 minute mark).

Information on an upcoming visit to the Bay Area by award winning Cuban poet and essayist Nancy Morejon will also be available.

A photograph of Nancy Morejon

Nancy Morejon is a Cuban author and poet. She has gained recognition for work whose themes are centered on women and the Afro-Cuban experience. Born in Havana to working-class parents, Morejon began to write poems at age 13 and earning English-teaching credentials by age 15.

Morejon has produced a number of journalistic, critical, and dramatic works. Some of the most notable have been book-length treatments of another famous Afro-Cuban poet, Nicolas Guillen, which confirmed her as his literary heir. In 1986 she won the Cuban Critic’s Prize, and in 2001 became the first black woman to win Cuba’s National Prize for Literature. She also won the Golden Wreath of the Struga poetry evenings for 2006. She has toured extensively in the United States, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. She continues to work, based in her native country of Cuba.

This event is sponsored by the Bay Area Nancy Morejon Tour Committee. For more information on this and future related events, please call (510) 535-2575.

Monday March 25. Doors 6:30 pm. Show 7 pm.
Donations accepted by not required. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary snacks. Drinks by donation.

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