Quechua writers Pablo Landeo-Muñoz and Irma Alvarez-Ccosco, a reading and conversation.
Tuesday, October 29th, 6pm.
Kelly Writers House, UPenn
Free, Register here
Pablo Landeo-Muñoz is a Peruvian award-winning writer, translator, and teacher of language and literature. He is currently a Quechua professor at INALCO in Paris, and director of the literary magazine Atuqpa Chupan (“The fox’s tail” in Quechua), which is published annually and written entirely in Quechua. In 2011, his collection of poems Los hijos de Babel appeared in Spanish. He published a collection of stories from Huancavelica in Quechua Ayacucho under the title Wankawillkain 2013, complemented by translations into Spanish and a study in Quechua. His novel Aqupampa won 2018 Peru’s National Prize of Literature in the category of Indigenous Languages.
Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco is a Quechua poet and language activist from Haquira, in Peru’s Apurímac region. She is a former fellow of the Artist Leadership Program at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. In 2018 she presented her first short-film Runasimpi Qillqaspa, about the efforts to promote literacy among Quechua native speakers in the Andes. Additionally, she has been involved in projects about the use of Quechua language in radio, software, and programmers in Peru and the United States.
This event is part of Penn’s Indigenous Languages Week celebration. Sponsored by the Quechua program at Penn, Natives at Penn, Kelly Writers House and the Sachs program for Arts Innovation.