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Hispanic Writers Week 2013 Events Announced

Office of Communications | March 01, 2013
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Hispanic Writers Week (HWW), an initiative of UMass Boston's Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT), is an innovative, weeklong initiative that introduces Latino literary professionals from all corners of the Hispanic world to local Latino students.

Here's this year's schedule of events:

Monday, April 22–Friday, April 26
Writers in Residence

Published Latino writers and poets work in Boston Public School classrooms throughout the city with the goal of producing a student publication of literary work at the end of the week and cultivating students’ awareness and appreciation for Hispanic literature, culture and writing.

Monday, April 22–Thursday, April 25
Community Readings

6 p.m.: Food
7–9 p.m.: Readings

Monday: St Andrews’ Coffeehouse, 169 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
Tuesday-–Thursday: Connolly Library, 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

Enjoy readings from an eclectic mixture of published, emerging and aspiring writers. Open to the public! Please register to be a reader! Email or call 617.287.7658.

Friday, April 26
Noche Bohemia

7 p.m.: Food
8–10 p.m.: Readings

Location: Sofia’s Room at Merengue, 160 Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury

A bohemian night with live music, readings from invited writers, special performances, delicious food, a cash bar, and a special time to gather entre amigos.

Saturday, April 27
BPS Student Readings

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Boston Public School students, families, teachers and writers who participated in HWW 2013 celebrate the fruits of their labor and the talent of young Latino authors! Lunch will be served.

Location: Ryan Lounge, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

RSVP to or 617.287.7658.

Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes Boston and Voces Hispánicas/ Hispanic Voices, an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies, Boston University, made possible by the generosity of Santander Universities Global Division. Santander Universities Global Division, whose activities form the keystone of the bank’s social action, maintains a stable alliance with more than 970 universities in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. For more information please visit

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