William  O’Daly  is a  poet,  translator, and fiction writer. His translations include eight books of  the  poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda (Still Another Day, The  eparate Rose, Winter  Garden, The Sea and the Bells, The Yellow Heart, The Book  of Questions, The  Hands of Day, and World’s End), all published with Copper  Canyon Press. Also  with Copper Canyon, he has published a chapbook of his  own  poems, The Whale in  the
Web. Mr.  O’Daly was a finalist for the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry and was  profiled  on
  NBC’s The Today  Show. He is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.  O’Daly will be joined by  the Chilean  poet, Maria Elena   B.Mahler, who will read two of her
Spanish translations of  O’Daly’s poems and several poems of Pablo Neruda’s in  the original Spanish,  which O’Daly will then read in his English translation. 

Francisco  X.   Alarcón  is the author of eleven volumes of poetry.  His most  recent book of bilingual  poetry for children,
Animal  Poems of the Iguazú (Children’s Book Press  2008), was  selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International
Reading  Association, and as an Américas Awards Commended Title by the
Consortium of  Latin American Studies Programs. Mr. Alarcon has been awarded the
2006 Jane  Addams Honor Book Award for his previous bilingual  book  titled
Poems to Dream  Together (Lee & Low Books  2005). He has been awarded the  1997, 2000 and 2002 Pura Belpré Honor award by  the American Library Association  and the National Parenting Publications Gold  Medal for his  acclaimed:  ”Magic  Cycle of the Seasons” series  published by Children’s Book Press of San  Francisco.

Benefit fundraiser reading  for C.O.R.E., $6
suggested donation.
July 30 at 7:30 PM
25th Street  SPC
Paco Marquez and Frank Graham
photo by the Chimanimani Arts Festival Trust
This annual celebration of the arts, filled with family fun, will run from August 10 to August 12, 2012. As the name implies, it takes place in the most beautiful place on earth, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, near the Mozambique border. The domineering Chimanimani ranges in the east of the location of the festival is a fantastic backdrop of artistic celebration.

Activities will include theatre, music, arts and crafts.
It's that time again in Harare, when writers, artists, booksellers, publishers, readers and all those interested converge on Harare for the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. This year's Book Fair runs from July 30 through August 4. Themed "African Literature in the Digital Era", this book fair promises to be an enriching experience for visitors, vendors and all other participants. It's definitely something to attend!