Invitation to Memory of Fire Global Reading Circle
by Mark Chmiel
Danielle Mackey and I invite you to join us in reading, reflecting, and writing on Eduardo Galeano’s trilogy, Memory of Fire: Genesis, Faces & Masks, and Century of the Wind, a total of 911 pages.
You have to be willing to confront the histories of the Americas as told by a dissident journalist and savorer of stories.
Commit to one hour of reading and writing a week.
Read 10-20 pages a week of Galeano.
Write at least a paragraph or several lines in response: What emotions, memories, people, connections did the reading trigger for you?
Post at a blog and make comments on other people’s posts.
We propose this unusual approach: start from the end of volume three (Century of the Wind) and move backward in time. The reason for this—most people who would be interested in the subject matter are most likely familiar—because of their own experiences in Latin America—with recent history. Start from there and learn more about the past.
I can make the weekly reading selections and encourage participants to share and connect.
I propose the first posts be done on 11.16.2015, which would mean starting 11.09.2015 with the first reading assignment.
Please send me a message if you want to participate: Markjchmiel@gmail.com
Chiapas, 1983; photo by Mev