Event 14

Literature of the earthquake

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente

In 1985, an earthquake devastated Mexico City, forcing survivors to rethink basic concepts such as a city, town planning, architecture, civil society and solidarity. Other Latin American nations have suffered similar catastrophes. Three decades on, we look at how events of this nature have influenced a generation of writers in the continent. Mónica Lavín, Ignacio Padilla, Eduardo Halfon, and Juan Pablo Villalobos will attend. Introduced by Pablo Raphael. 

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