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Book Launch, Documentary and Talk: 'Creative Writing in Women's Prisons'

Publication date: Nov 1, 2013 2:19:06 PM

Start: Dec 6, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 6, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN

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In this session, Professor Rosalva Aída Hernández (Simón Bolívar Chair, CLAS, Cambridge; CIESAS, Center for Research & Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico City), Elena de Hoyos, a feminist poet, and Marina Ruiz, an editor and publisher, will present a documentary and the series entitled Revelación Intramuro: Poesía, Narrativa y Ensayo de mujeres en prisión  (Vol. I, II y III) on collaborative work undertaken by the three speakers in creative writing workshops in women's prisons in Mexico.

Presentations will be in English; the documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles and it runs for about 20 minutes. The books are published by Colectivo Editorial Hermanas en la Sombra,  a cooperative founded, funded and run by women currently in detention in Mexican prisons.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.