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Bilingual Publishing Projects

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Pedro Medina/ Sara Cordón/ Guillermo Severiche

In this episode one of Words on a Wire producers, author Ana Llurba, talks with Sara Cordón, Guillermo Severiche and Pedro Medina, about their bilingual creative writing and community projects.

Pedro Medina León is an award winning author, speaker and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Mañana no te veré en Miami, Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and editor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)Plugged. Medina León is a speaker member of the Florida Humanities Council for the 2018 –2019 program, and co-creator of the Escribe Aquí Festival, for the Betsy Hotel, which was awarded with a grant from the Knight Foundation and frequently gives talks around the country on writing, reading, and multiculturalism. In 2008 he created the cultural portal Suburbano Ediciones today suburbano.net is the leading Spanish-Language cultural network in the United States. He also is a contributing columnist for El Nuevo Herald and studied Literature at Florida International University.

Sara Cordón is a Spanish writer currently living in New York City. She is the author of the novel Para español, pulse 2 (Press Two for Spanish, Caballo de Troya/ Penguin Random House, 2018), and is earning her PhD at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds an MFA in creative writing from NYU, and a master's in humanities from Carlos III University of Madrid. She was awarded the Cosecha Eñe Short Stories Award in 2017. She is co-founder of the nonprofit bilingual publishing house Chatos Inhumanos.

Guillermo Severiche is an Argentinian writer and scholar. He holds an M.A. in Hispanic Studies and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). In 2016, he moved to New York to complete an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. He has been granted several fellowships to complete research for his work as a writer and scholar and to participate in artistic and academic events in Turkey, Cuba and Bolivia, among others. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the 2019 New Works Grant provided by the Queens Council on the Arts, from which he founded EN CONSTRUCCIÓN. Reading series. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Modern Languages at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and he works as Literary Manager at IATI Theater.

Interview Originally Aired on May 29, 2022.