Cuban author Aida Bahr at Fresno State

Aida Bahr

Award-winning Cuban writer Aida Bahr will give several talks at Fresno State on Oct. 3 and 4. The events will be bilingual in Spanish and English.

  • “Los altibajos del mundo editorial en la Cuba revolucionaria/The Highs and Lows of Revolutionary Cuban Publishing,” from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Alice Peters Auditorium, Peters Business Building, PB 191. Free and open to the public.
  • “Escribiendo sobre la mujer en la Cuba actual/Writing Women’s Lives in Cuba Today,” from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Kremen School of Education, ED 140. Free and open to the public.
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Bahr will meet with students to discuss her work as a writer.

Bahr’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities and the Cross Cultural and Gender Center‘s Latino/a Programs and Services.

Bahr is the author of several story collections, the novels “Las voces y los ecos” and “A merced de mí,”  screenplays for films and TV and two books of literary criticism.

Aida Bahr’s stories have been translated into English and Russian, and published in anthologies in Spain, Mexico, the United States, England, Argentina and France. She has been a pioneer in publishing fiction in Cuba that looks at women’s lives from female points of view.

Her fiction also stands out in the literarily Havana-centric decades of the 1990s and 2000s, for being set in the cities and towns of eastern Cuba.

For special accommodations, contact the Cross Cultural and Gender Center at 559.278.4435. Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Paula Sanmartín, associate professor of (Afro) Caribbean Literatures in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, at

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