Eduardo Lalo is one of the most important cultural figures working in Puerto Rico today. He is a novelist, essayist, and artist working with a range of mediums from drawing to video. Lalo has also been professor of literature in the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras campus) for the past three decades. Eduardo Lalo's literary oeuvre is comprised of novels, essays, poetry, graphic art and fascinating hybrids of all of these.
For his novel Simone, he was awarded the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel prize - an exceptional honour granted to the likes of Gabriel García Márquez for One Hundred Years of Solitude (1972) and Roberto Bolaño for The Savage Detectives (1999).
Eduardo will spend Trinity Term 2019 in Oxford as a TORCH Global South Visting Professor. Among the events to which he is participating, this is an extraordinary chance for aspirant writers and artists to discuss cerative processes with an award-winning novelist.
The workshop will begin with a short conversation with Eduardo about the process of creative writing and the assumptions that different people have about this process. From there, Eduardo will lead a series of exercises that will help us explore the structural bases of literary writing.
The event is open to graduate students and ECRs, as well as to undergrads, more senior academics and members of the public. Tea, coffe and biscuits will be available at the event.
The event is free of charge but places need to be booked in advance. You can book a ticket following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-writing-workshop-with-eduardo-lalo-tickets-61500409380.