WHEN | Saturday, 30th January 2021 - 2pm
WHAT | Organized by the Consulate General of Portugal in Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, in collaboration with the Vancouver Public Library, the next EU Book Club meeting will be moderated by Esmeralda Cabral , on the portuguese novel “Take Six: Six Portuguese Women Writers.
Six short stories by six remarkable Portuguese woman writers, allowing the reader who is interested in discovering outstanding Portuguese literature to get a flavour and, hopefully, decide to deepen his/her knowledge about the work of those writers
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Maria Judite de Carvalho, Hélia Correia, Teolinda Gersão and Lídia Jorge.
“They are all past mistresses of the short story form, and their subject matter ranges from finding one’s inner fox to a failed suicide attempt to a grandmother and grandson battling the wind on a beach. Stories and styles are all very different, but what the writers have in common is their ability to take everyday life and look at it afresh, so that even a trip on a ferry or an encounter with a stranger or a child’s attempt to please her father become imbued with mystery and humour and sometimes tragedy. Relatively few women writers are translated into English, and this anthology is an attempt to rectify that imbalance and to introduce readers to some truly captivating tales from Portugal.”
Esmeralda Cabral was born in the Azores and now lives in Vancouver. She is a graduate of The Writers’ Studio at SFU and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines including Understorey, Curiosity, and The Common. Two of her stories aired on CBC Radio.