The Hispanic/ Latino Cultural Center of NY, Inc. Announces The 13th Hispanic/ Latin Book Fair in Queens, New York 2019 will be dedicated to Colombian Miguel Falquez-Certain
Queens, NY The Hispanic/ Latino Cultural Center of NY announces that the 13th Hispanic/ Latino Book Fair will be dedicated to Colombian Miguel Falquez-Certain. He is a poet, playwright, narrator and polyglot translator. In addition, he translated into Spanish Peter Buchman’s two scripts for Che’s films directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Argentine and Guerrilla), 2008.
Falquez-Certain has published six poems, six plays, a novel and a short narrative book, Triacas, for which he has received several awards, such as: the poetry contests of Linden Lane Magazine (1987); First and Second Poetry Contest of the Institute of Latin American Writers of New York (1989 and 1990); from Lyra Magazine (1989 and 1990); from Fresh Meadows Poets (1992); and in the International Latino Book Awards (2011) with Mañanayer, the only mention in the category of “Best poems in Spanish or bilingual” in 2011.
Among the translations are his English versions of Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado by Gabriel García Márquez (Teatro Repertorio Español , New York, 1996) and El extravagante Triunfo de Jesucristo, Karl Marx and William Shakespeare by Fernando Arrabal (INTAR, New York, 1982), among others, as well as its Spanish versions of French poets, Italians, Portuguese, Brazilians, English, Irish and Americans.
The Hispanic/ Latino Book Fair in New York will be held for the thirteenth consecutive year. This honors a member of the community who, through his work, has opened doors for Hispanic/ Latinos in the United States. It will take place on Friday, October 11th, through Sunday, October 13th, and will be dedicated to Colombian writer Miguel Falquez-Certain, who will be present.
On Friday, October 11th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; the doors open at 6:00 pm with a book exhibition and at 7:00 pm, refreshments will be served. The event will continue on Saturday, October 12th, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday, October 13th, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 11372.
The event is organized by The Hispanic
Latino Cultural Center of
New York, a non-profit organization.
The fair has the support of
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
Woodside Medical Practive, Dr. Rafael Rodríiguez
Woodside Premier Physicians,
Queens Chamber of Commerce
Assemblyman Michael G. DenDeker
Councilmember Daniel Dromm.