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Rainbow runs through a mural of Afro-latinx individuals celebrating their own expression.

The Center for Latinx Literature of the Americas Heading link

brings together writers, artists, activists, faculty members, students and the Chicago community to study, create, and celebrate new and innovative modes of literature, art and criticism. The Center is housed in the English and Latin American and Latino Studies Departments with the mission of positing a model for literary production that is interdisciplinary, border crossing, and which reflects the ways in which Chicago is a multilingual, diasporic city of the Americas. We focus on art and literature that is politically engaged and inseparable from larger questions of race, social justice, language equality and human rights. We are transhemispheric, and committed to artistic exchange between writers in the U.S. and Latin America. And we believe that translation and multilingual experimentation ought to be at the center of U.S. literary culture, and not the margins.

News and Calendar Heading link

Oct 3 2023

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop with Felicia Rose Chavez

Tuesday, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm America/Chicago
Oct 9 2023

Chicago Public Library Collaboration: Carlos Cumpian, Angelica Davila

Monday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm America/Chicago
West Lawn Library
Oct 12 2023

Jen White-Johnson, Guest Speaker at the Black Latinx Colloquium (via Zoom)

Thursday, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm America/Chicago
Oct 14 2023

Lit and Luz Festival Keynote Address with Ana Castillo

Saturday, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Location & time to be updated
Oct 17 2023

Lit and Luz at UIC with Eliana Hernandez Pachón and Maricela Guerrero

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Location TBD