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Istarú Reads Poetry, Performs

012010EyeOnArts_IstaruUNCG’s Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will host two events featuring internationally acclaimed Costa Rican playwright, poet and actress Ana Istarú. The events are co-sponsored by the department of Romance Languages and the Community Bookstore of Greensboro.

English/Spanish Reading: Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Faculty Center. Istarú will read from “Fever Season,” a collection of her selected poetry. “Fever Season,” translated by Mark Smith-Soto (Romance Languages), is being published this month by Unicorn Press. The English translations will be read by Christine Morris (Theatre). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Spanish Reading: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m., faculty lounge, third floor of MHRA Building. Istarú will perform scenes from her plays. The event is free and open to the public.

Istarú has distinguished herself as a poet, playwright, newspaper columnist and actress. Awarded a 1990 Guggenheim fellowship for creative ability in the arts, she is the author of six books of poetry. Her poems have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, English, French, German and Italian. Her plays have seen more than 30 productions in 16 countries.