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Press Release for Friday, September 25, 2015

Award-Winning Authors Discuss ‘Writing in Cuba Today’ at UNF

Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2192

Authors Luis Lorente and Charo Guerra will join moderator Jorge Febles, UNF professor of Spanish, for an event titled, “Writing in Cuba Today: A Conversation with Two Contemporary Cuban Authors,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704, on the UNF campus.

Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Lorente is an award-winning poet and short-story writer who has published 11 books. In 2005, he received the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize for his book “Esta tarde llegando la noche” (“This Afternoon with Night Approaching”). An internationally recognized writer, Lorente has participated in literary events in Mexico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Romania and the Dominican Republic.

Hailing from Limonar, Matanzas, Cuba, Guerra is a prominent writer, editor and journalist who has written five books. In 1998, she received the literary prize “Pinos Nuevos” for her poetry collection, “Vamonos a Icaria.” She also received the Poetry Prize Jose Jacinto Milanes for “Luna de los pobres.”


This is a bilingual event. Lorente and Guerra will speak in Spanish while Febles will translate their comments to English for the audience.

The lecture is free and seating will be first come, first served. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Clayton McCarl, UNF associate professor of languages, literatures and cultures, at (904) 620-1242 or by e-mail at


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