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For Immediate Release

Attention, Spanish speakers and students!

The Brookhaven College Arts Academy invites you to hear Argentinean writer Esther Shocrón Alberdi read and discuss stories from her new short story collection, Misterio en el parque Lazama (Mystery at the Lazama Park) from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 10 in Building D, Room D208, at Brookhaven College.

The evening will begin with Argentine piano music played by Arts Academy director, Dr. Gustavo Tolosa. Actors from the Argentine Theater also will participate in the reading and the Centro Argentino de Dallas y Fort Worth (Argentinian Center of Dallas and Fort Worth) will provide coffee and snacks.

Shocrón Alberdi's stories vary; some are comical, some mysterious and others teach us something about life. Misterio en el parque Lazama is her third book. Her other two books, Aforismos enganchados, 1994, and Como superar la soledad (How to overcome loneliness), 2003, have been sold out in Argentina. Shocrón Alberdi has been a professor at the University of Cordoba in Argentina as well as a journalist and photographer with several radio and television stations. Recently she was a jury member for the First Latin American Festival of Young Writers. She has a doctorate in communication.

The reading and discussion will be entirely in Spanish, so this is a great learning opportunity for Spanish students in the DCCCD.

The event is free, but seating is limited so please reserve your place by Nov. 8 by calling 972-860-4274.

Atención comunidad Hispana y alumnos!

La Academia de Artes del Brookhaven College le invita a escuchar a la escritora Argentina Esther Shocrón Alberdi leer y comentar algunos de sus cuentos de su nuevo libro de ficción Misterio en el parque Lazama (Mystery at the Lazama Park) el dia 10 de Noviembre de 7-9 p.m., Edificio D, Aula 208, en el Brookhaven College.

La velada comenzará con música Argentina para piano ejecutada por el Director de la Academia de Artes, Dr. Gustavo Tolosa y su madre Raquel Rigotti-Tolosa. Actores del Teatro Argentino también participarán en la lectura y el Centro Argentino de Dallas y Fort Worth (Argentinian Center of Dallas and Fort Worth) proveerá café y bocaditos.

Los cuentos de la escritora son muy variados; algunos son cómicos, otros misteriosos y otros acerca de temas mas profundos de la vida. Misterio en el parque Lazama es su tercer libro. Sus otros dos libros, Aforismos enganchados, 1994, y Cómo superar la soledad (How to overcome loneliness), 2003, han sido agotados en Argentina. Esther Shocrón Alberdi ha sido profesora en la Universidad de Córdoba en Argentina y también se ha desempeñado como fotógrafa y periodista con varias estaciones de radio y canales de televisión. Recientemente ha integrado el jurado para el Primer Encuentro de Jóvenes Escritores de América Latina y también es colaboradora a distancia del Centro Argentino DFW.

La lectura y comentarios serán dados enteramente en Español. Esto será una gran oportunidad para los estudiantes Hispanos de DCCCD.

El evento es gratis pero el lugar es limitado. Por favor reserve su lugar antes del 8 de Noviembre llamando al 972-860-4274.



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