October 9, 2000 Geneva, NY-Mexican Author Cristina Gutiérrez Richaud will speak about her work and the role of women writers in Latin America at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith campus.
Gutiérrez writes novels, poetry, and plays, and was published in P.E.N. International's recent anthology of Latin American Women Writers in Translation. Books of her poetry include Las Sombras Que Refleje Mañana (The Shadows of Tomorrow's Reflection), De Angeles y Cegueras (Of Angels and Blindness), a collection of her short stories is titled Sin Mí Me Muero (Can't Live Without Myself), and her novel is titled Mujer de Cabellos Cortos y Buenas Piernas (Woman with Short Hair and Great Legs). Three of her books have been translated into English.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Gutiérrez Richaud received her Ph.D. in 1988 from the Pan American University in Mexico. She is a member of P.E.N. International in Guadalajara, and is active in politics and television, theatrical presentations, poetry readings, and conferences on Latin American women writers and culture.
This event is free and open to the public.