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Latino Literature Discussion (Online Event)

Latino Literature Discussion (Online Event) Online

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a lively literary discussion led by Professor Reina Barreto. She will lead the discussion based on the reading “The Ceiba” by Salvadoran-Nicaraguan poet Claribel Alegría. This poem is found both in English and Spanish in our Latino Literature database.

The poem is part of a poetry collection by Alegría titled Threshholds/Umbrales: Bilingual Poems published in 1996. Alegría’s poems in this collection are lyrical and hopeful and speak of her transformation as both an immigrant and a poet. Alegría is one of the most celebrated literary voices from Central America.

Professor Barreto teaches Spanish, Humanities, and Latin American history at NSU. She has a Ph.D. in Latin American literature.

Please read ahead to get the most out of the discussion.

Instructions to read the poem:

You will need your Alvin Sherman Library card to view. If you don't have the library card, you can apply for one here

The title is located in our Latino Literature database found at this link: https://sherman.library.nova.edu/auth/index.php?aid=683

After you log into the database, you can do a search for the title of the poem, "La Ceiba" or "The Ceiba".


This discussion will be held in Zoom. Please register to receive a link to the meeting. 


Friday, September 17, 2021
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Adult     General Public  
  Adult     Hispanic Heritage     Virtual Events  
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Event Organizer

Kimberli Kidd

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