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Cuban Journalist Leads Discussion on Castro, Gonzalez, and More

Alex Fleites leads informal discussion with modern languages students

March 7, 2000 Geneva, NY – Award winning journalist and poet Alex Fleites will hold a bilingual Spanish and English discussion at Hobart and William Smith which will delve into a variety of topics from current events to poetry reflection. Fleites will lead the discussion from 1 until 3 p.m on Thursday, March 9, on the second floor of the Café in Scandling Center on the HWS campus. During this time, students and community members are invited to join Fleites in a current events discussion about Fidel Castro, Elian Gonzalez, the ideas of what is a revolution, and more. Fleites also intends read some of his poetry and discuss the production of poetry in a politicized context such as Cuba.

Alex Fleites holds a degree in Spanish literature from the University of Havana. He has been very active as a journalist on cultural issues, as well as the press director of the Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Currently, he is a drama consultant for the Instituto Cubano del Arte y La Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC). Fleites is author of eight books of poems and of various feature length films. For his work in these fields, Fleites has received the National Poetry Prize and the National Prize for Journalism devoted to culture. He has taught screenplay writing and the history of Cuban film in Venezuela, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.

The event is free. The public is invited to attend.