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Lifelong Learning - Not Lost in Translation - Spanish Language Poetry

February 21 to March 7, 2023 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Three Tuesdays, February 21, 28, March 7

6–8 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$70 per person


I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. 
— Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda, Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral, Claribel Alegria, Federico Garcia Lorca, Miguel Hernandez: All are mid-20th century, Spanish-language poets from South America, Central America, and Spain. Their distinctive voices arise from their times and places. Together, we will read and discuss their poetry, in translation, and explore the context in which it was written. 

*Please note: this course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first class session.

About the Instructor:

Shana Ritter’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Lilith, and other literary journals and magazines. Ritter has been awarded the Indiana Individual Artist Grant multiple times and has taught poetry and writing workshops in a wide array of settings. She was a researcher and teacher at IU in equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. Ritter has lived in Spain and travelled widely in Central and South America.