Carmen Rodríguez

Carmen Rodríguez

In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in October, November, and December 2022

Carmen Rodríguez is the award-winning author of Guerra Prolongada / Protracted War (poetry); and a body to remember with/De cuerpo entero (short stories); Retribution (a novel), and most recently Atacama (a second novel). Rodríguez also has an extensive career as an educator and journalist, including work in adult literacy and popular education, particularly with Indigenous Peoples and other marginalized communities in the Americas. Carmen Rodríguez is an Honorary Elder of Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC) and has served as an elected member of The Writers’ Union of Canada’s National Council, where she has given voice to traditionally marginalized writers and advocated for more equitable policies for the literary community as a whole.

Carmen Rodríguez was in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in October, November, and December 2022 while presenting the following events to engage local writers:

Tuesday, November 8 – Trasiego launch and poetry reading

Thursday, November 10 – VLACC short story reading group

Thursday, November 24 – TWUC-sponsored reading

Tuesday, December 6 – poetry writing workshop – Spanish

Thursday, December 8 – short story writing workshop – English

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October Events at Kogawa House

October Events at Kogawa House

When Phantoms Come Calling: Reading by Katherine Lawrence; Hangman: The True Story of Canada's First Official Executioner: Book launch and discussion with author Julie Burtinshaw; Michael Mirolla and Friends: Visiting and local poets gather for shared reading;...

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