An Evening with Eduardo Lalo

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with acclaimed writer and artist Eduardo Lalo, hosted by César A. Salgado.

As you may know, we were originally planning this event for September, but Eduardo was unable to leave Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. The hurricane’s unprecedented strength destroyed much of the island, leaving a great majority of Puerto Ricans without power, access to food, water, and communications. We’re thrilled  that Eduardo is now able to join us, and we’d like to show our support for recovery in Puerto Rico by donating proceeds from all sales on October 18th to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery ProgramAll contributions to the UNIDOS Fund go to help the immediate and long-term recovery needs of children, families and communities in distress from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. So please come by the store on October 18th to buy a book or two, support the UNIDOS program, and enjoy Eduardo’s reading!

The event will feature a bilingual reading from Lalo’s most recent book, Uselessness; a reading from a work-in-progress, Intemperie, a collection of Cioran- and Wittgenstein-like philosophical vignettes (with Sean Manning reading the English parts of these works); a conversation between Lalo, Salgado, and Manning about what the translation into English of Lalo’s past and recent work entails and implies, and a signing of some of Lalo’s recent books.

An award-winning Puerto Rican writer, essayist, photographer, and visual artist, Eduardo Lalo is known for cross-genre books that express his passion for both words and images. Among his titles are La Isla Silente (2002), Los Pies De San Juan (2002), La Inutilidad (2004), Donde (2005), Los Países Invisibles (2008), El Deseo Del Lápiz (2010), Necrópolis (2014), and Intemperie (2016). In 2013 he won the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for Simone (2011), now available in English from The University of Chicago Press. His visual work has been featured in numerous exhibitions. He was LLILAS Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2016. Known for razor sharp columns in the island’s press, Lalo is today among the most outspoken and resolute critics of recurring colonialism in Puerto Rico and the world.

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