Saturday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Brazos, JW Marriott
A founder of the Tropicalismo movement, the Brazilian singer-songwriter has interpreted his era from the military dictatorship of the 1960s to the present and transposed avant-garde poetry into song. He is interviewed by Marjorie Perloff. Roland Greene presides.
Saturday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Lone Star G-H, JW Marriott
In conversation with Kathleen Woodward, director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Senator Bradley discusses the state of our democracy and the need for a more engaged citizenry. Peter L. Rudnytsky presides.
Saturday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 16A, ACC
Natives of south Texas, Casares and Hinojosa discuss writing, fiction, and identity. Casares's collection Brownsville was honored by the ALA as a notable book in 2004. Hinojosa is the author of the fifteen-volume Klail City Death Trip series. A self-translator, he writes in Spanish and English. He is the first Chicano recipient of the Premio Casa de las Américas, and he received the NBCC's Sandorf Award in 2013. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza presides.