Chilean author, human rights activist to present on campus Dec. 3

The ACES Distinguished Lectureship Series will continue Dec. 3 with a presentation by Chilean author and human rights activist Marjorie Agosín, titled “Tales of Return: A Poet’s Map of Nostalgia.” Agosín’s talk will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Clark Hall Room 309.

Since the mid-1980s, Agosin has been one of the leading voices of Latin-American feminism in the United States. Now a faculty member at Wellesley College, Agosin has authored nearly 30 books, including works of poetry, fiction, essays and literary criticism. She has won several distinguished prizes including the Letras de Oro Prize for Poetry, the Latino Literature Prize, the Morgan Institute Prize for Achievement in Human Rights, the United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights, the Gabriela Mistral award for Life Achievement by the Chilean Government, as well as the International Latino prize for several of her works.

The event is presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the Department of English, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Hillel, and the Speakers Committee of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.