Sunday, November 15
(presented in English with translation into Spanish)
Auditorium – Room 1261 (Bldg. 1, 2nd floor)
Free and Open to the Public
Ilan Stavans is an essayist, cultural commentator, and teacher known for his insights on language and culture. Stavans’ latest book, Quixote: The Novel and the World (W. W. Norton & Company; $26.95), is a groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in history, now celebrating its 400th anniversary. Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera, the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music (Restless Books; $15.95) is a fascinating tour of D’Rivera’s six-decade-long journey in the arts and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere. Join Stavans and D’Rivera in a free-flowing, thought-provoking conversation on improvisation and the lasting power of classics in music and literature.