Creating a Living in Latin America | 24 November & 1 December | 17:00 GMT

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The International Authors Forum (IAF) and its partners in Latin America are delighted to invite you to an online discussion with authors and representatives of authors’ organisations from Latin America and Mexico.

The event will be held online via Zoom and it will be divided into two sessions. The first session will take place on Tuesday 24 November at 17:00 GMT and the second session will take place on 1 December at 17:00 GMT.

The discussion will be in Spanish with a simultaneous translation in English. Marìa Fernanda Mendoza, IAF Consultant for Latin America will be hosting this event.

Timetable of events

 Session 1: Tuesday 24 November 17:00 GMT

Welcome

  • John Degen – IAF Chair

Creating a Living Presentation

  • Luke Alcott – IAF Secretariat
  • Katie Webb – IAF Steering Committee Member, Director of FUIS (Writers’ Union of Italy)
  • Marìa Fernanda Mendoza – IAF Consultant for Latin America

Discussion Panel – ‘’Challenges and opportunities for authors in Latin America’’

Moderator: Marìa Fernanda Mendoza – IAF Consultant for Latin America

  • Poly Bernatene – Vice President of the Association of Cartoonists of Argentina (ADA)
  • Felene Cayetano – Belizean writer
  • Jorge Comensal – Mexican writer
  • Maria del Mar Gámiz – Treasurer of the Mexican Association of Literary Translators, AMETLI
  • Carlos Wynter Melo – Panamanian writer and editor
  • Débora Mundani – Member of the Union of Argentine Writers
  • Gabriel Torem – Representative of the Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters, AATI

Session 2: Tuesday 1 December 17:00 GMT

Welcome

  • John Degen – IAF Chair

Discussion Panel – ‘’What do creators’ organizations fight for in Latin América?’’

Moderator: Alejandra Jorge – President of FIT LATAM

  • Diego Agrimbau – Member ADA and Comic Book Writer
  • Mateo Cardona – Vice President of the Colombian Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters, ACTTI
  • Estela Consigli – Vice President of the Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters, AATI
  • Luis Alberto González – President of the Cuban Association of Translators and Interpreters, ACTI
  • Marcelo Guerrieri – President of the Union of Argentine Writers
  • Nicolás Jusidman – Director of the Society of Argentine Visual Artists, SAVA

 Discussion Panel – Building a Common Agenda

Moderator: Marìa Fernanda Mendoza – IAF Consultant for Latin America

  • Mateo Cardona – Vice President of the Colombian Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters, ACTTI
  • Paula Casal – Gender Vocal of the Union of Argentine Writers
  • Arturo Vásquez – President of the Mexican Association of Literary Translators, AMETLI
  • Fabiana Nascimento – Director of the Brasilian Asociation of Visual Arts Authors Rights, AUTVIS
  • David Felipe Álvarez Amézquita – Intellectual Property Lawyer

If you’ll be tweeting on the day, please use #CreatingALiving

Please contact Athanasios.Venitsanopoulos@internationalauthors.org and details for the event will be provided.