Valeria Luiselli - 92Y, New York

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92Y Young Leaders Series

Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli

“I have never written a novel that just sort of springs from the head of Zeus, from an absolute space of fiction. I always begin my work documenting my everyday.”

Students and their teachers in grades 9-12 join acclaimed writer Valeria Luiselli for a conversation about her work and the various ways we piece together stories and document the lives of others. Across her many projects, Luiselli challenges conventional notions of authorship and explores the experience of migration and of dislocation as common themes. Writing with dry humor and deftly controlled prose in both Spanish and English, she often wrestles with the complexity of translation and draws from an unusually broad range of Latin American, American and European literary traditions.

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92Y offers partial and full subsidies to schools that require financial support to participate in the Young Leaders Series. To apply for a subsidy, please email us a brief description of your circumstances.

This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.


Online programs:
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In-person programs:

Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y

Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.