WFU Events Will Feature Spanish Journalist, Playwright

Spanish playwright and war correspondent Alfonso Armada will visit Wake Forest University to participate in several events in February.

An accomplished poet and playwright, Armada also covered conflicts in Bosnia and Africa as a correspondent for Spain’s prestigious daily newspaper, El PaÌs. Armada recently moved to New York to work as a correspondent for ABC, a daily newspaper based in Madrid.

The following events featuring Armada are free and open to the public:

Exhibit Opening-An opening reception for the exhibit, “Alfonso Armada: Theater of Social Justice,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s ITC Lab. The exhibit highlighting Armada’s work as a playwright and journalist will include articles Armada wrote while on assignment in Africa and photographs by Gersavio S·nchez, who accompanied Armada. Posters, programs and photographs from several of Armada’s plays are also featured in the exhibit. Armada will attend the opening. The exhibit will be on display until May 20.

Lecture-On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Armada will discuss his experiences as a journalist in Bosnia, Sarajevo and Rwanda at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Anthropology, the event co-sponsor. Because of limited space at the museum, call 336-758-5282 to make a reservation.

Dramatized Play Reading-A dramatized reading of Armada’s play, “El Alma de los Objectos (The Souls of the Objects),” will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Ring Theater. The reading, which will be in English, will be followed by a discussion with Armada.

Armada is visiting Wake Forest as part of the Year of Globalization and Diversity, the university’s yearlong look at the world’s development into a more global community. For information about the year, call 336-758-5788.

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