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Friday, March 18, 2011

ICANA Cultural Courses 2011


It´s the new year for Argentina! I know, the new year came in January, but then everyone leaves for two months and then comes back all at once on the 1st of March.

So March is really when things start coming back to life here and one of those places is ICANA. It is the largest Bi-National center in Argentina and it was created in 1927 for the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between the United States and Argentina. It also boasts one of the largest libraries of American literature in the Southern Hemisphere.

Apart from the English classes, TOEFL classes, Visa applications, workshops, etc. they are also starting a book club in English and will be run by Paula Varsavsky.

English speakers and readers are welcome to join the Book of the Month Club. Hosted by Argentine writer and journalist Paula Varsavsky at ICANA. We will enjoy and discuss one book every month. A fiction or non-fiction book is chosen by the host, suggestions done by participants are taken into account.

When it comes to fiction the focus is on characters, suspense, point of view, defamiliarization, sense of time and place, surprise, the reader in the text and other matters. As far as non-fiction is concerned the focus is on: subject, historical context, narrator and writing skills.

We will get together every Thursday  of the first week of the month for a two hour gathering.
Book of the Month Club. Starts on May 5th 2011
Fee: $80 per month

If you would like to read the complete list of courses offered you can click here, which is a link to the full list of cultural courses like swing classes (yeah, the dance); Marylin Monroe and Arthur Miller in American Lit, and many more.



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