Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
at Colorado State University
Solitude and Exuberance
A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez
Friday, April 17, 2015
Last year the world mourned the death of Latin America’s most prominent author, Gabriel García Márquez. The author of novels such as Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Chronicles of a Death Foretold and Autumn of the Patriarch won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Beloved among readers for the magical realism of his novels, he is one of the main voices of the Latin American literary boom of the 1960s and 1970s. His writing has shaped the image of Latin America as one of solitude and exuberance and has had a lasting, often hotly debated impact on the region’s literature.
This symposium, on the first anniversary of his death, pays tribute to his life and work by featuring a keynote by Gene H. Bell-Villada, Williams College, research workshops by faculty, presentations by CSU students as well as fun workshops in writing, story-telling, music and painting for children, students and creative minds!
We invite the Fort Collins community to join us for this special day.
The event is free and open to the public. Events held in both English and Spanish.