Living Poet - Nancy Morejón
from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Born in 1944 in Havana to a militant dock-worker and a trade-unionist seamstress, Morejón graduated from Havana University, where she majored in French. She was the first Black woman poet to publish widely and be accepted as a professional writer, critic, and translator. Morejón is a recipient, among many other prestigious national and international Literary prizes, of the Critic's Prize (1986) and Cuba's National Prize for Literature (2001), The Golden Wreath (Macedonia, 2006), and Rafael Alberti Literary Prize (Spain 2007). Currently, she is the President of the Association of Writers of UNEAC (Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Cubanos). She has also collaborated with prominent musicians, playwrights, and actors, and recently extended her artistic talents into the visual arts.
Organized by: Sonia Rivera-Valdés and Fabiola Fernández Salek