Glendon’s trilingual Antares releases its first publication

Glendon’s Antares Publishing House of Spanish Culture is poised to release its first publication – La Palabra Ardiente/La Parole Ardente/ The Ardent Word, a collection of works by Mexican poet Francisco Azuela – with no less than three launches. The first launch takes place today, from 4:30 to 6pm, in the BMO Conference Room (Ballroom) of Glendon Hall on the Glendon campus.

The initial launch is a prelude to the literary competitions taking place immediately following, sponsored by Glendon’s Department of Hispanic Studies, titled "Matices del Español /Nuances of Spanish/ Nuances de l’Espagnol".

The second launch is set for Thursday, March 6, from 3 to 5pm, at Sylvesters (Room 201), Stong College, Keele campus, as part of Stong College’s Enrichment Lectures and Events Series.

True to its mandate, Antares, the only trilingual press in North America, is publishing the poetry collection in French, Spanish and English. The original Spanish poems have been translated into French by Noëlle Yabar-Valdez, while the English translation was produced by Margarita Feliciano, professor emerita of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glendon and the founder and director of Antares.

"We are very proud of this first publication," said Feliciano, "a truly Glendon-York product, printed by York University Printing Services and launched by York University Bookstores."

Right: Francisco Azuela

The third presentation will take place on March 7 at 4:30pm in the Senior Common Room, third floor, York Hall, at Glendon, within the context of a literary meeting dedicated to Hispanic women writers. It is presented by Glendon’s Spanish Club in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Azuela has written a number of books, including Son las Cien de la Tarde (Instituto de la Cultura del Estado de Guanajuato, 1996) and ÁÁngel del Mar de mis Sueñños (Centro Cultural Internacional El Cóóndor de los Andes-ÁÁguila Azteca, A.C., 2000).

He was a diplomat in the Mexican embassies in Costa Rica and Honduras from 1973 to 1983 and was decorated with the Order of the Central American Liberator Francisco Morazan by the Honduran government. In 1981, he was a candidate of the Honduran Academy of Language for Spain’s prestigious Cervantes literary prize.

Right: Margarita Feliciano

The first two launches are also sponsored by York University Bookstores. For both events RSVP to Michael Legris at ext. 22078 or e-mail

Everyone is welcome to attend all three launches.

For more information, contact the Glendon Department of Hispanic Studies at 416-487-6777 or e-mail  

Submitted to YFile by Glendon communications officer Marika Kemeny.