Casa Cultural de las Americas is proud to present the International Literature Festival - Houston 2017 (FIL-H by its Spanish abbreviation). CCA is partnering with the University of Houston to host the bilingual festival on November 2 -3, 2017. The two-day event will once again be a FREE event thanks to the outpouring of generous support from our sponsors.
These organizations contribute with the sole intention of supporting the International Literature Festival.Every year, this event continues to grow attracting top tier American and Latin American poets to our city.
The invited countries for 2017: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. 1. Argentina: Diana Bellessi2. Bolivia: Matilde Casazola3. Colombia: Andrea Cote Botero4. Ecuador: Ana Cecilia Blum 5. Ecuador: Siomara España5. Mexico: Jeannette Lozano6. Spain: Veronica Aranda7.
United States: Deborah Mouton, the current Poet Laureate for the City of Houston8. United States: Fareena Arefeen9. Uruguay: Ida Vitale10. Venezuela: Soledad BravoThe International and local poets use their own elements and passion to express their poetry provoking reviews such as: "The poetry of Andrea Cote is the poetry of someone who declares in her words the will to establish her own poetical language, through a personal imagery capable of maintaining the poetical search as a means of knowing and understanding the world"
"Diana Bellessi is a casually sensuous poet of adventure and passion" "Deborah Mouton, the current Poet Laureate for the City of Houston, shows us the road to honesty and confrontation, paved with pencils." These are just a snippets of some of the most incredible poets on this year's lineup who you can't afford to miss, regardless of what genre you love the most.We look forward to seeing you there!