UNFORGETTING: MEMORY, ART, AND ACTION
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October 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Drawing on his journalism and life experiences spanning 30 years and 2,500 miles of war, gang and government violence, and mass migration, journalist and author Roberto Lovato will be in conversation with novelist Alejandro Varela, exploring how memory and art can help guide us through the age of extremes which we are all only just beginning to endure. In this conversation, Lovato will use examples from his critically acclaimed book, Unforgetting, a blueprint for navigating apocalyptic times.
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Roberto LovatoJournalist and teacher Roberto Lovato is the author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Revolution and Remembrance (Harper Collins), a book picked by the New York Times as an “Editor’s Choice” that the paper also hailed as “Groundbreaking." Award-winning author Roberto Lovato has reported on the drug war, violence, terrorism in … Read More ›
Alejandro VarelaAlejandro Varela (he/him) is based in New York. His work has appeared in The Point magazine, Boston Review, Harper's Magazine, The Rumpus, Joyland Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, Blunderbuss Magazine, Pariahs (an anthology, SFA Press, 2016), the Southampton Review, and The New Republic. He was a 2019 Jerome Fellow in Literature, a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s … Read More ›