Isabel Allende

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Occasionally, when an author visits our city, we will sponsor a series of programs around the works of the author to encourage community-wide interest and appreciation of the coming visit.

Isabel Allende will appear in Greensboro on November 13, 2007 at 7:30 pm. Her visit is sponsored by Guilford College's Bryan Series.

Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's most celebrated writers and the author of five international best-sellers, including The House of Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Paula, Zorro and Daughter of Fortune.

Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Chile, Allende is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, who served as Chile's president until a bloody coup in 1973 took his life. Since then, Allende has written about the joy, beauty, pain, and sorrow of the human condition. Her memoir, My Invented Country, delves into the social mores and idiosyncrasies of Chile, and her most recent book, Ines of My Soul, is a historical novel about the conquest of Chile and a woman who built the city of Santiago with the help of her lover.

Allende created the Isabel Allende Foundation to support programs that promote and preserve the fundamental rights of women and children to be empowered and protected.
Prepare for Allende's visit by participating in book discussions, films, readings, and more!

Book Discussions

Reader's Choice: All works will be discussed.
October 4, 7 pm at Central Library

The House of the Spirits
October 13, 3 pm at Hemphill Branch Library

October 22, noon at Benjamin Branch Library

The Infinite Plan
October 23, noon at Benjamin Branch Library

October 24, 1:30 pm at Hemphill Branch Library

October 25, 7 pm, at Hemphill Branch Library


House of the Spirits starring Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep
October 13, 2 pm at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library

The Mask of Zorro plus fencing demonstration
October 27, 2 pm at Central Library

Isabel Allende - The Woman's Voice in Latin American Literature plus discussion with Claudia Femenias
November 8, 7 pm at Hemphill Branch Library


Monday Night Poetry - Odes to Broken Things: Celebrating Pablo Neruda with discussion led by Mark Smith-Soto
October 15, 7 pm at Central Library

Presentation on Isabel Allende, Magical Realism and Emerging Latino Writers with Claudia Femenias
October 20, 1:30 pm at Central Library

Allende Con Amor - Chilean wine tasting and reader's theater featuring passages of Allende's that focus on love.
November 16, 6 pm at Zeto's Wine, 335 Battleground Avenue