Reading session with Latin American writers based in New York City, organized by the En Construcción project.
On this occasion, it brougth together the work of five writers: Tomas Carbone (Chile), Juana M Ramos (El salvador), Mariana Amato (Argentina, Diana Chery-Ramírez (Colombia), and Fátima Vélez (Colombia).
Tomás Enrique Carbone Vidal (36, Chile). Since 2013 he has participated in various creative writing workshops, including as a selected scholarship holder for Pablo Simonetti’s workshop at Universidad Finis Terra. Stories written by him have been published in Revista Paula (2019) and De Cabeza (2015). He is the author of «Fabulario», a book-object with illustrations by Paz Román, published in 2020. He is a lawyer from the University of Chile and has practiced for the defense of consumers in collective litigation. He is currently in his second year of the NYU MFA-CWS.
Juana M. Ramos
Juana M. Ramos was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, and currently lives in New York City where she is a professor of Spanish and literature at York College, CUNY. She has participated in international conferences, colloquia, poetry festivals and recitals in Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Argentina, Guatemala, and Spain. She has published several books of poetry: Multiplicada en mí (Artepoética Press, 2010; revised and augmented second edition, 2014); Palabras al borde de mis labios (miCieloediciones, 2014), En la batalla (Proyecto editorial La Chifurnia, 2016), Ruta 51C (Proyecto Editorial La Chifurnia, 2017) Sobre luciérnagas (Proyecto Editorial La Chifurnia, 2019) and Sin ambages/To the Point (Cuadernos Negros Editorial, 2020)
Mariana Amato was born in Buenos Aires and resides in New York City, where she works as an educator. She holds a degree in Literature and Linguistics from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University. She has published academic essays on the literatures of Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Clarice Lispector and Mario Bellatin, among others. Reviews, translations and essays by her have appeared in publications such as Las Ranas, Espacio Murena, Bazar Americano, and Página 12. She is the author of El desorden de la luz [The Disorder of Light], a collection of short stories published in 2021 by Paradiso. She is currently working on a book of poems.
Fátima Vélez is a writer, professor, PhD candidate, and cultural producer from Manizales (Colombia). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from NYU. She has published the collection of poems Casa Paterna, Del Porno y las babosas, Diseño de Interiores, and the novel Galápagos. She co-created the artist residency Residencia en la tierra in the coffee region of Colombia. She curated and produced the Latin- American poetry series in ID Studio Theater, in the South Bronx, New York. She lives in Sunnyside, Queens.