3-Day Poetry Festival Opens

Pablo Antonio Cuadra, poet and editor of Managua's daily newspaper La Prensa, will offer "A Nicaraguan Poet-Journalist's View of Current Events in Central America" on Thursday night at Cal State Fullerton's University Center.

The 7:30 p.m. talk in Titan Hall will highlight "La Terra Nova--New World Poets, New World Visions," a three-day poetry festival opening today. Additional events are:

Today

* Noon--Bilingual poetry recital, Cal State Fullerton Little Theatre.

* 7:30 p.m.--Recital with Veronica Volkow (Mexico), Eduardo Mitre (Bolivia) and Alfonso Barrera Valverde (Ecuador) at the Corbin Center, 2215 W. McFadden Ave. in Santa Ana.

* 7:30 p.m.--Recital with Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda (Colombia), Pablo Antonio Cuadra (Nicaragua) and Daphne Marlatt (Canada) at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real.

* 7:30 p.m.--Recital with Blanca Varela (Peru) and Carlo Illescas (Guatemala) at the La Habra Library, 221 E. La Habra Blvd.

Thursday

* Noon--Bilingual symposium with all the poets, "Writing on the Pacific Rim," in the Cal State Fullerton Little Theatre.

* 2:30 p.m.--Informal reception and conference with Daphne Marlatt, Blanca Varela and Veronica Volkow at the Cal State Fullerton Women's Center.

Friday

* 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.--Poetry workshops on Cal State Fullerton campus.

Admission for all events is free. Information: (714) 773-3534.

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