Date(s) - Saturday, February 22, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will launch Sábados de Tertulia (Saturday Literary Circle), in collaboration with La Caverna Foundation and Empresarias Hispanas/Hispanic Women Entrepreneur Network (EHInc), on January 25. Sábados de Tertulia will be Broward County’s first and only free 100% Hispanic authors discussion and meeting group conducted solely in Spanish for South Florida’s growing Hispanic community. The program coordinated and moderated by Martha Gutiérrez-Steinkamp, Smithsonian fellow and resident author, will commence on the 4th Saturday of each month in the New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale.
The January 25 program begins with Cuban-born Author Martha Gutiérrez-Steinkamp and a discussion of “Spain the Forgotten Alliance/España La Alianza Olvidada,” a historical account of Spain’s contribution to the independence of the United States that changed the course of history. A Smithsonian fellow and Fulbright Specialist, Gutiérrez-Steinkamp is an international cultural consultant, bilingual conference speaker. She is a former deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Experts Commission for the Preservation of the White House, both by presidential appointments, a consultant USDOE, advisor/translator for Museum of Florida History and a liaison for the OAS Civil Society.
The February 22 program will feature Author José Díaz Díaz, a native of Colombia and resident of South Florida, hosting a discussion of the book “Ser demócrata en USA. Una guía para hispanos.” The book addresses past, present and future trends of Hispanics in the United States. Díaz Díaz is president of La Caverna Foundation and a professor of creative writing assisting and counseling individuals interested in pursuing a writing career.
In celebration of International Women’s Month, the March 28 program, hosted by Empresarias Hispanas/ Hispanic Women Entrepreneur Network (EHInc), will include a series of selected short readings by Hispanic business women and will be led by Eugenia Mora-Ash a native of Colombia, a South Florida resident and co-founder of the organization.
Author Osvaldo Boscacci will host the April 25 program and discuss his work, “Memorias del fracas,” a historical global analysis of the corruption found in present day political parties
On May 23, Author Horacio Gioffré of Argentina will present “La Villa de Los Deseos,” a novel written by his late father José Antonio Gioffré. The novel relates the adventures of a young man from a rural area that moves and settles in Buenos Aires.
Attendance to Sábados de Tertulia is free on a first-come; first-served basis and space is limited. For more information, call (954) 256-8690.
Attendees are encouraged to stay for a tour of History Fort Lauderdale – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission to HFL is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.