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Part of the Across the Divide Conference - “Leading Through Innovation and Creativity for Transformative Inclusion.”

Words are also migrants: poetry as a translation of silence - A creative writing workshop led by Manuel Iris

In this workshop, participants will discuss writing as a form of translating the silences of the human experience into words. The poet is a migrant of the human experience,  a translator of silences. Keeping the dignity of the stories we share and hear is part of the poetic work. Migration, translation, and creativity are the central themes of this workshop.

About the guest speaker

Manuel Iris, Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Emeritus (2018-2020).

To learn more about Manuel Iris visit:

Manuel Iris website

Announcing CHPL’s 2023 Writer-in-Residence: Manuel Iris

Sponsored by Global Initiatives' Center for American and World Cultures, the Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff, the Barahona Latino Resource Fund, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion - and in partnership with the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc., the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and UNIDOS, Association of Latin American Students.  

For more information, and opportunities for collaboration:

Contact Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, Chair of the César Chávez Day Celebration Program planning committee.

Visit the Cesar Chavez Day Celebration Program webpage.