Student Luncheon with Poet Takako Arai. She will talk about her creative process, background and poetry. Conversations will take place in Japanese and English. Light lunch will be served.
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Wednesday, September 18
Join us for the Latino Leaders Gathering: Building Prosperity Through Partnership
September 18, 2019
4 - 6 p.m.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Speakers include representatives from: Pitt Global, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hispanic/Latinx Professional Association, and the Latinx Student Association.
Light food an drink will be provided. Free parking at Soldiers and Sailors.
Please join us for a poetry reading by Takako Arai at the Humanities Center (Cathedral of Learning Rm 602) on September 18 at 4pm. Ms. Arai will read a selection of her poems in Japanese and with English translation. She is in the U.S. as part of The University of Iowa’s prestigious creative writing residency, the International Writers Program. Arai is known for writing socially engaged poetry. She writes in particular about the lives of working women as they are affected by such forces as globalization, economic decline, and the 2011 triple disaster in northeastern Japan.
Takako Arai was born in 1966 in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture to a family engaged in textile manufacturing, a traditional industry in Kiryu.
Where: Cathedral of Learning Rm 602 (Humanities Center), 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | When: September 18, 4 PM |