University Hosts 13th Annual International Festival Oct. 9-11
Exploring the World through Arts and Literature
Carnegie Mellon's annual International Festival, now in its 13th year, will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 11, in the University Center. This year's event, "Exploring the World through Arts and Literature," will continue the tradition of past festivals by fostering awareness and celebrating the values, traditions and beliefs of world cultures.
Throughout the International Festival, workshops, lectures, discussions and performances will act as a passport to different worlds. Cuban-American author Cristina Garcia will deliver a keynote address at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 9, in McConomy Auditorium. Garcia will speak about her novels as well as her own experiences regarding the complexities of a dual cultural identity.
Another highlight of the weekend will be a performance by the world-renowned, multicultural song-and-dance company, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The Tamburitzans will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in Rangos Ballroom.
All events are free and open to the entire community.