The International Literature Festival Celebrates the Poetry of the Americas For the Sixth Consecutive Year

July 24, 2018

Traducción al Español


Year after year the International Literature Festival organized by Casa Cultural de las Américas and the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences brings our community in closer contact with the creative work of some of the most outstanding writers of the Americas. The Festival provides an exceptional opportunity to meet renowned authors such as Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa and Ida Vitale, recent winner of FIL Literary Award (Guadalajara’s International Book Fair) in Romance Languages, as well as other prominent authors such as Deborah Mouton and Luis Garcia Montero, among others.
This annual event, in its 2018 version, will be led by the  celebrated  Colombian poet Juan Manuel Roca, who will be accompanied by Tamara Kamenszain (Argentina), Mabel Cuesta and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias (Cuba), Abdón Ubidia (Ecuador), Coral Bracho and Rocío Cerón (Mexico), Jordi Virallonga Eguren (Spain), Carmen Giménez Smith (USA), Martha Canfield (Uruguay) and Adalber Salas (Venezuela).
The opening ceremony will be presided the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and M.D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies Dr. Antonio D. Tillis, on Tuesday November 6th 2018 at 4:00 p.m., at the University of Houston Main Campus, Student Center South-Skyline Room.

Once again, it will be a FREE event thanks to the outpouring of generous support from our sponsors


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Every year, this event continues to grow attracting top tier American and Latin American poets to our city. 

The invited countries for 2018: Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.


  1. Argentina: Tamara Kamenszain

  2. Colombia: Juan Manuel Roca

  3. Cuba: Mabel Cuesta and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

  4. Ecuador: Abdón Ubidia

  5. Mexico: Coral Bracho and Rocío Cerón

  6. United States: Carmen Giménez Smith

  7. Uruguay: Martha Canfield

  8. Spain: Jordi Virallonga Eguren

  9. Venezuela: Adalber Salas


November 6 & 7, 2018 – Event is free and open to the public
Day 1 – November 6, 4:00 pm – 7:25 pm   
University of Houston-Main Campus, Commons at the Honors College
Day 2 – November 7, 5:30 pm. – 8:00 pm  
Julia Ideson Building, Houston Public Library

San Antonio                                           
November 8, 2018 – Event is free and open to the public
Day 3 – November 8,  2:30 pm – 6:20 pm   
Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio

Reading in Spanish and English with simultaneus translation.

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