Reading Series and Workshops
EN CONSTRUCCIÓN: New Works by Latin American Writers is a series of literary readings and workshops that aims to offer a creative and collaborative space for New York-based Latinx and Latin American writers whose primary language is Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, Creole, etc.
In each of our reading sessions (two per season), four invited writers read an unfinished or not-yet-completed-piece. Writers are also encouraged to share with the audience their creative process behind their work (the genesis of the idea, challenges, concerns, etc.) In this way, writers generate a constructive conversation with attendees.
In our workshops (one per season), one invited writer leads an informed discussion and presents activities that engages attendees to work on their own creative writing skills. These workshops are short and are designed to be taught in two or three sessions.
We celebrate diversity in all of its forms. Each group of writers in our reading sessions come from and/or have a strong connection with different parts of Latin America. Writers invited to our reading sessions and workshops explore a vast range of topics, styles, and genres (theater, poetry, novel, short story, screenplay, etc.).
Director & founder
Guillermo Severiche (1986) holds a Bachelor’s in Modern Literatures from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina) as well as an M.A. in Hispanic Studies and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). In 2016, he moved to New York to complete an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. As a writer, he has published short stories and essays in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Spain, and Chile.
He has been granted several fellowships to complete research for his work as a writer and scholar and to participate in artistic and academic events in Turkey (Bilgi University, 2012), Cuba (Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, 2014), and Bolivia (Colectivo Ch’ixi, 2017), among others. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the 2019 New Works Grant provided by the Queens Council on the Arts, from which he founded EN CONSTRUCCIÓN. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Modern Languages at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and he works as Literary Manager at IATI Theater.