About the International Literature Festival

Throughout its existence, the International Literature Festival - ILF has been institutionalized as a platform to show the cultural richness of the Americas, with a main focus on the presentation of contemporary literature written in Spanish. The Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most famous writers of Latin America, participated as a special guest at the ILF 2015.

The letters of the Americas each year are prepared to show some of their best talents at the International Literature Festival, ILF. Organized by the Casa Cultural de las  Americas (CCA).

"We are extremely pleased that our festival has been growing year after year, gaining audience and expanding the participation of talented writers and poets from the Americas," emphasizes Dr. Elizabeth Quila, founder of the Casa Cultural de las Américas, a non-profit organization that was born in 2012 with the objective of preserving and promoting the cultural diversity of the Americas in the United States and Europe.

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Deanea LeFlore

Casa Cultural de las Americas President

from 2016 to 2020

"Committed to artistic quality and the promotion of the diverse cultures of the Americas."

Past International Literature Festivals

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Due to COVID-19, although to our good fortune, CCA decided to move its International Literature Festival (based in Houston) to the book format. Poetas en Casa 2020 brings together some of the participants of the ten editions of this festival.

Featuring:

  • Diana Bellessi, Coral Bracho, Mar-co Antonio Campos, Martha L. Canfield, Yolanda Castaño, Leopoldo Castilla, Andrea Cote, Eduardo Espina, Antonio Gamoneda, Luis García Montero , Gloria Gervitz, Jeannette L. Clariond, Omar Lara, José Ángel Leyva, Hu-go Mujica, Iván Oñate, Antonio Preciado, Juan Manuel Roca, Mercedes Roffé, Adalber Salas Hernández and Jordi Virallonga.

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Featuring:

  • Luis García Monterio, Ida Vitale, Mario Vargas Llosa.

  • Gloria Gervitz, Marco Giovenale, Jeannette Clariond, Alessio Brandolini, Raul Vallejo, Valerio Magrelli, Márgara Russotto, Elena Bartone, Jordi Virallonga, Martha Canfield.

  • Clemente Mamani, Marilene Felinto, Ignacio Carvajal, Maya Islas, Antonio Preciado,  Jose Angel Leyva, Luis Armenta Malpica, Tania Libertad, Yolanda Castaño, Tino Villanueva

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Featuring:

  • Tamara Kamenszain, Juan Manuel Roca, Mabel Cuesta, Legna Rodriguez Iglesias, Abdon Ubidia, Coral Bracho, Rocio Ceron, Jordi Virallonga Eguren, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Martha Canfield & Adalber Salas.

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ILF 2017 Madrid

5th Aniversary 

Featuring with Casa de America, Madrid

Writers:

  • Antonio Gamoneda, Hugo Mujica, Matilde Casazola, Juan Carlos Marset, Juan Carlos Mestre, Jorge Galan, Raquel Lanseros, Marco Antonio Campos, Antonio Cilloniz & Ivan Oñate.

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Featuring:

  • Mario Vargas Llosa, Miguel Angel Zapata, Carlos Aldabazal, Ali Calderón, Gabriel Cisneros, Madeline Millan, Andrea Cote Botero, Efraín Kristal, and others.

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Featuring:

  • Matilde Casazola, Diana Bellessi, Ida Vitale, Soledad Bravo, Siomara España, Ana Cecilia Blum, Andrea Cote, Jeannette Clariond, Veronica Aranda, Maria Cardenas & Debora Mouton.

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Featuring:

  • Jorge Galán, Jotamario Aberlaez, Luis García Montero, Ron Leshem, Leopoldo Castilla, Gioconda Belli, Robin Davidson, Fernando Valverde, Xavier Oquendo, Javier Bozalongo & Margarita Laso.

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ILF 2014 Houston

Featuring:

  • Hugo Mujica, Federico Díaz Granados, Raúl Pérez Torres, Iván Oñate, Gisela Heffes, Eduardo Langagne, Javier Guerrero, Edda Armas, Rose Mary Salum, and others.

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ILF 2013 Houston

Featuring:

  • Armando Romero. Mario Bojorquez, Miguel Angel Zapata, Eduardo Espina, Omar Lara, Mercedes Roffe, Lucila Nogueira, Luis Carlos Musso & Arturo Gutierrez.