Thursday, March 06, 2008

"The alchemy of fiction and Ethnography"

This is an interesting one for those who are interested in the subject.
Wednesday, March 5th, 4:30pm.

Student Round table discussion: "The alchemy of fiction and Ethnography"

Location: 2B47 Kroch Library, Cornell University

With Colombian writer and A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Laura Restrepo


Like many Colombian novelists, Laura Restrepo first wrote professionally as a journalist.  In a visit to Cornell last year, she revealed that she initially turned to fiction when newspaper editors demanded proof for what she knew to be true.  Restrepo will explore the connections between fiction and reality and how Colombian events have influenced her writing.  She is particularly interested in meeting student writers and encouraging them to share their work in this informal setting.


* Registration recommended for this event. Please reply to this email to register.


For more information please visit:



Ninive Verdugo

Administrative Assistant

Latin American Studies Program

190 Uris Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255.3345

Fax: (607) 254.5000


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