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NewsChilean Author Speaks About Experiences

Marlboro, VT (Sept.18,2006)—Inspirational Chilean author and activist Pia Barros will discuss her own writing and her enduring work in Chile during a lecture Tuesday September 19, at 7:00 p.m. in Apple Tree at Marlboro College.

Barros’ talk, “Traces of Memory,” will explore how literary workshops created space for democratic practices and the contribution of women writers from the 1980s to the early 1990s.

Barros started the underground press “Ergo Sum,” devoted to publishing women’s short stories. She also began literary workshops focused on creative writing and the voices of Chilean women. These workshops were held in communities composed almost entirely of women because most of the men had been imprisoned, executed or vanished.

Barros is the author of two novels and four collections of short stories.

This lecture will be in Spanish with a consecutive translation to English. This lecture is sponsored by the World Studies Center, the Humanities and the Social Sciences departments at Marlboro College. 

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at (802) 251-7644 or For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

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