“Quiltro” is the Chilean slang word to name stray, mixed-breed dogs. Arelis Uribe uses the expression as a metaphor to shape tender female characters that wander in lower-class landscapes, and have nothing to lose but their rebelliousness.
Uribe’s debut in fiction has been highly praised in every country it has landed in, including Mexico, Spain, and France. It was listed “one of the best Latin American books of the year” by The New York Times, and has been translated into English by Allison Braden.
Thus, the cultural and community incubator The People’s Forum is pleased to host a bilingual reading and discussion of “Quiltras”. Uribe will be seconded by New York City writer and educator JP Infante, and the author of the short stories collection based on untranslatable words “Saudade,” Patricia Martín Rivas.
This event will be in-person and livestreamed on our YouTube. If coming in person, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and ID.
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