Yana Stainova (Bulgaria/Canada)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University reading excerpts from the short-story “Devaneio e embriaguez duma rapariga” (“The Daydreams of a Drunk Woman”) from Laços de Família (Family Ties), in Bulgarian.

Estela Basso (Brazil/France)

Actress, with a Masters in Arts and Languages from the L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, reading excerpts from the short-story “A pecadora queimada e os anjos harmoniosos” (“The Burned Sinner and the Harmonious Angels”) from A legião estrangeira (The Foreign Legion), in Portuguese and in French.