Canisius Hosts Hispanic Writers

April 12, 2013


BUFFALO, NYThe Canisius College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures will welcome writers David Caleb Acevedo and Charlie Vázquez to discuss Puerto Rican and Nuyorican literature on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room North of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The event, which is co-sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi, is free and open to the public.

Acevedo just released his memoir, Diario de una puta humilde (Erizo Editorial). He is currently at work on a novel, el Oneronauta, and at work on the anthology Los colmillos de la muerte: antología puertorriqueña de cuento gótico, espíritus nocturnos, vampiros urbanos y otros vicios de sangre, which he will coedit with Puerto Rican writer Ana María Fuster Lavín.

Acevedo also works as a literary translator. He translated the novels of Karen Sevilla,  Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro,  Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, Emilio del Carril,  Moisés Agosto-Rosario,  Ana María Fuster Lavín and Charlie Vázquez.

Vázquez is a Bronx-born writer of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. His first novel, Buzz and Israel, will be republished in 2013, and his second, Contraband, was published in 2010 by Rebel Satori Press.  Vázquez also co-wrote From Macho to Mariposa (Lethe, 2011) with Charles Rice-González.     

Vásquez has presented at El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University, Fordham University, New York University, the New School, Pace University, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and others.

 For more information, contact Richard Reitsma, PhD, at (716) 888-2408 or via email at

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.