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Schedule

Speakers are subject to change.

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Wednesday, October 28


4–5:30 p.m.

Registrant Check-In
Harry Ransom Center Lobby
Symposium registrants must check in to receive their symposium name tag, required for entry to Salman Rushdie's opening keynote address.

5 p.m.

Doors Open for Keynote Address
Hogg Memorial Auditorium
Symposium registrants must present their name tag for entry.

6 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charles R. Hale, Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Gregory L. Fenves, President, The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Enniss, Director, Harry Ransom Center

Keynote address
Salman Rushdie



Thursday, October 29

All events take place at the Blanton Auditorium.

8:30 a.m.

Registrant Check-In with Coffee and Light Breakfast

9 a.m.

Welcome
Stephen Enniss, Director, Harry Ransom Center
Julianne Gilland, Director, Benson Latin American Collection

9:30 a.m.

Gabo the Storyteller
Piedad Bonnett, Professor of Literature, Universidad de los Andes
Santiago Gamboa, Writer and Journalist
María Helena Rueda, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Smith College
Moderator: Gabriela Polit, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin


11 a.m.

Coffee Break


11:15 a.m.

Global Gabo
Deborah Cohn, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of American Studies, Indiana University
Cristóbal Pera, Director, The Wylie Agency España
Daniel Shapiro, Director of Literature, Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, and Editor/ Managing Editor, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas
Moderators: Naomi Lindstrom, Professor, and César A. Salgado, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin


12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break


2:45 p.m.

Preview of the García Márquez Archive and Related Collections
José Montelongo, Mexican Materials Bibliographer, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection


3:15 p.m.

The Road to Xanadu: García Márquez and Texas
Gerald Martin,Editor and Literary Biographer



Friday, October 30

All events take place at the Blanton Auditorium.

8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Light Breakfast


9 a.m.

Gabo the Journalist
Jaime Abello, Executive Director, García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism
Darío Arizmendi, Radio Program Director, "Hoy por Hoy," Caracol Radio
Alberto Salcedo Ramos, Journalist, García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism
Moderator: Rosental Alves, Professor, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin


10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:45 a.m.

Cinematic Scribe and Muse
Rodrigo García, Filmmaker
Ciro Guerra, Filmmaker
Justin Webster, Filmmaker
Moderator: Jason Borge, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin


12:15 p.m.

Lunch Break


2:15 p.m.

The Political Worlds of Gabriel García Márquez
Arturo Arias, Tomás Rivera Regents Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin
Jorge Fornet, Director, Casa de las Américas
Moderator: Lina del Castillo, Assistant Professor, Department of History and LLILAS, The University of Texas at Austin


3:45 p.m.

Remarks
Mariana Garcés Córdoba, Minister of Culture, Colombia


4 p.m.

Coffee Break


4:15 p.m.

Introduction
Charles R. Hale, Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Keynote Address
Elena Poniatowska


5:45 p.m.

Closing Reception