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Central Library’s Latino Collection is finally getting its due

For more than two decades, San Antonio’s Latino literary community has advocated, sometimes with little support, for a public space that celebrates the city’s deep Latino literary traditions.

Alumna to lead groundbreaking Spanish creative writing doctorate

UH will begin offering the first doctorate in Spanish with a Creative Writing concentration in the U.S. in Fall 2017. The program will offered by the Hispanic Studies Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Retrieving an untold story: voices of Spanish female artists finally heard

Madrid commemorates a lost generation of female writers, artists, scientists and thinkers silenced by FrancoMadrid commemorates a lost generation of female writers, artists, scientists and thinkers silenced by Franco

Get to know this week's List for the week 8 ending on February 26th, 2017

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS), present the free weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US market for week 8 of 2017 (week ending 02/26/2017)

This Colombian Man Has Rescued 20,000 Books From the Trash for the Children in His Community

While most of us simply disregard trash, some have found ingenious ways to use items we discard. In New York City, former sanitation worker Nelson Molina, for example, amassed a collection worth about $160,000 just from digging through the trash. And though he spent three decades putting it together, the “Treasures in the Trash Museum” doesn’t belong to him. In Colombia, a man’s spent about two decades rooting through the trash for his community.

Mount Vernon's dual-language school unites community

The fabric of Mount Vernon is its agriculture. The soil that produces all that grain, not to mention those famous tulips, has been a constant here for more than a century. But the demographics of that industry, and therefore, of Mount Vernon have changed wildly.

José Zorrilla turns two hundred years old.

Slippery, deceiving, seductive, hustling, sponger, bohemian; those are some of the adjectives that resume the life, full of drama as well as comedy, of José Zorrilla (1817-1893), the last of the Romantics, the 200th anniversary of whose birth, February 21st of 1817, was celebrated in Valladolid this past Tuesday.

María Moliner’s anniversary at the BNE The ‘Dictionary of Usage of the Spanish Language’

The National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España, BNE) and the publishing house Gredos will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first-time publication of the ‘Dictionary of Usage of the Spanish Language’ ('Diccionario de uso del español'), by María Moliner. The celebration will take place March 1st, at 19:00, at the assembly hall of the institution.

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