The Flamenco Poets Society presents "Women poets from Spain & Latin America: Carmen Conde, Gabriela Mistral & Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz"


The Flamenco Poets Society will present "Women Poets from Spain and Latin America: Carmen Conde, Gabriela Mistral & Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz." These poets believed in the education of women and spent their lifetimes teaching and serving the community. They were prolific writers and mentors at a time when it was difficult to be a female poet.

Carmen Conde was the first woman to have a book of poetry published by the prestigious Adonais collection, and the first ever to be elected to the Royal Spanish Academy in 1978. Gabriela Mistral from Chile was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature. Sor Juana was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school and nun of New Spain.

The program will include bilingual readings by Diana X. Muñiz and Julietta Parra Ducote, and Sevillanas, which are traditional folk dances from Spain that have been adopted by flamenco today. Alexandra Simmons, local flamenco dancer and teacher, will dance to the music of Manuel Pareja Obregon.



Brazilian Arts Foundation
1133 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77009


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