Hispanic Women's Literature Conference to Host Renowned Spanish Poet

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University and the 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women Literature will sponsor two free poetry readings with internationally recognized Spanish poet Ana Rossetti.

On Oct. 6 at 5:10 p.m., Rossetti will hold a reading at the Kimball Visual Arts Center. She also will conclude the conference with a reading at 10 a.m. in the Ogden High School auditorium. The latter event will include readings from student and local poets, as well as a question-and-answer period.

The conference also is sponsoring a free showing of the movie "Mi Vida Sin Mi" Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Peery's Egyptian Theater (2415 Washington Blvd.). The film, which is rated R and directed by a Hispanic female, will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

Rossetti, who has received the Gules and Rey Juan Carlos I awards, is best known for her poetry, although she also writes in several other genres including children's literature and theater. Born and raised in Cadiz, Spain, she moved to Madrid, the nation's capital, in 1969 to study at the University of Madrid, where she became involved in independent theatrical groups in the 1970s. In 1980, Rossetti published her first book of poems, launching her career.

The 16th Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women Literature will convene Oct. 5-8 at WSU. The conference alternates locations between the United States and abroad. Last year's conference was in Honduras, and next year's will be in Spain. Conference fees for access to all events are $175 for community members; faculty members and students can attend for free. For more information visit weber.edu/ce/conferences or call (801) 626-6516.

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Alicia Giralt, associate Spanish professor
(801) 626-6726 • agiralt@weber.edu
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu