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Saturday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gabriela Mistral- In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of her Nobel Prize for Literature LIMITED

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Gabriela Mistral received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945. To this day she has been the only woman from Latin America to have received it. 2015 will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Mistral’s Nobel. In this panel we hope to address her legacy as a poet and human rights activist and explore why she continues to be unknown in many parts of Latin America and the United States today.

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Marjorie Agosin

MARJORIE AGOSIN is a Chilean-born Americanwriter. She is a prolific author: her published books,including those she has written as well as thoseshe has edited, number over eighty. Her two mostrecent books are both poetry collections, The Lightof Desire / La Luz del Deseo, translated by Lori MarieCarlson (Swan Isle Press, 2009), and Secrets inthe Sand: The Young Women of Juárez, translatedby Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman (White PinePress... Read More →
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Doris Atkinson

In 2006 South Hadley, MA, resident, Doris Atkinson, became the literary executor for the estate of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American Nobel Laureate in literature. Under her care over 17,000 documents including original manuscripts and hundreds of unpublished poems were transferred from Massachusetts to Mistral's homeland, Chile.  Ms Atkinson was featured in the documentary Locas Mujeres and has written essays for two compilations of... Read More →
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Veronica Darer

Verónica Darer, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Education at Wellesley College.  She specializes in Spanish language and culture courses and teaches classes on diversity in education and classroom interaction.  She is co-author of a Spanish textbook, Reflejos.  She has written about Gabriela Mistral as an educator in Gabriela Mistral:  The Audacious Traveler.

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Abigail Warren

Associate Professor, Cambridge College
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Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Sophia Room

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