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Award-winning Chilean poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agsoin will discuss "Always Living in Translation: Meditations on Diaspora" from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in Room 921 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

Presented by the Latin American Studies Program Distinguished Lecturer Series, the talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters Dean's Office and the Foreign Languages and Literature and Women's Studies departments.

Agsoin has been recognized as one of the most versatile, prolific and original writers of her generation. Her work has focused on women's struggles for social and political justice and helping other female writers reach broader audiences.

Among her collection of poetry are "Cartographies: Meditations on Travel," "Zones of Pain and Other Poems," "Rain in the Desert," "Dear Frank" and "Noche Estrellada." She was recently honored with the United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights, the Gabriela Mistral Media of Honor from the Chilean government and the "Mujer Award" of the National Hispana Leadership Institute.

For more information about the lecture contact Angelica Huizare at 683-3988 or ahuizar@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: August 30, 2005

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