Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spanish Poetry Day

Here is an outline of my presentation for the Indiana Foreign Language Teacher's Conference this weekend

Poetry Recitation as a literary / social event

El día de poesía en español  ~ Spanish Poetry Day at Valparaiso University

--April 23:  El día del libro / San Jordi
·         Co-hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and the Christopher Center Library
·         Letras literary magazine launch event
·         Poetry reading of famous works spanning 500 years

                   How we chose poetry
       Solicited submissions of famous poets and poems, based on the yearly theme for Letras
       Aimed for a diverse mix of poets, regions, styles, forms
      Sought familiar poetry and less-known works

How we chose readers
       Shared applications in intermediate and advanced courses
       Invited student poets to consider reading
       Reviewed applications and invited students to a rehearsal

      Event Details and Program:   Decorations / Food / Drink
       Welcome / Introduction
       Reading of famous poets
       Presentation of Letras literary magazine
       Introduction of student poets


  Letras:   Spanish language literary magazine at Valparaiso University
·         Editor Carlos Miguel-Pueyo
·         Published annually

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