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Barton’s Hispanic Writers and Artists Series Welcomes Pablo de Cuba Soria on March 31

WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2023 — Barton College will welcome Pablo de Cuba Soria, founder of Editorial Casa Vacía, as the featured speaker for the Hispanic Writers and Artists Series Lecture to be held on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in Howard Chapel. The topic of his lecture will be “The way of a publisher.” His presentation will reflect on the process of establishing and developing a publishing house in Spanish in the United States and the challenges and opportunities that arise when carrying out a project of this nature. He also will highlight the connections between art, reading, and writing, and how the publishing process is affected or positively impacted when the publisher is simultaneously a writer. Sponsored by the School of Humanities at Barton College, this event is free and open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend.

Casa Vacía is a publishing house based in Virginia. For almost a decade, it has published more than 100 titles by authors, mostly Spanish-speaking, and translations from English, German, Russian, and Italian into Spanish.

Dr. Pablo de Cuba Soria is the founder of Editorial Casa Vacía. He completed his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University and has more than 12 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer, translator, editor, and administrator. He also teaches Spanish Language and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University. Some of his published books as an author are: “La última lectura de Orlando. Ensayos sobre poesía cubana” (Essay, 2015), “Cantos de concentración” (Poetry, 2015), “La poesía neobarroca o el remolino medusario” (Essay, 2021), and “Rue de Rome” (Poetry, 2022).

For further information about this event, please contact Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza, associate professor of Spanish and faculty liaison to the Hispanic community, at lcayarza@barton.edu.