Mountains and Three or Four Rios (Rivers)

Literary readings and art from the bilingual anthology Montañas, and Three or Four Ríos, will be presented by co-editors Sarli E. Mercado and Lori DiPrete Brown. The session will feature the recipients of the José Emilio Pacheco City and Nature Literary Prize, including León Plascencia Ñol (Mexico), Jorge Gutierrez Reyna (Mexico), Brenda Becette (Argentina), Santiago Acosta (Venezuela/USA), Claudia Cabrera Espinosa (Mexico), and Marco Antonio Murillo (México). Eduardo Santana Castellón, who founded the prize and has catalyzed this collaboration, will share reflections on the nature and significance of this work in relation to Earth Day and the overall movement for environmental justice.


  • Sarli E. Mercado, co-director, 4W-International Women Collective Translation Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Lori DiPrete Brown, director, 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative; associate director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Ksenija Bilbija, professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jorge Gutierrez Reyna, poet, academic, and researcher
  • Kata Beilin, professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; faculty director, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Dr. Eduardo Santana Castellón, director, Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, Centro Cultural Universitario de la Universidad de Guadalajara
  • León Plascencia Ñol, writer, visual artist, editor
  • Brenda Becettewriter
  • Santiago Acostapostdoctoral fellow, State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury
  • Claudia Cabrera Espinosa, writer
  • Marco Antonio Murilloteacher of literary creation, University of Texas-El Paso
  • Carolina Espinosa Cartes, journalist and anthropologist

Hosted by the UW–Madison 4W Initiative

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