The path to becoming a writer in contemporary Cuba
The role of the Centro de Formación Literaria Onelio Jorge Cardoso and the movement of talleres literarios
in Literary culture in Cuba
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This chapter analyses the unusual writers' training workshop, the Centro Onelio Jorge Cardoso, seen here as a ‘case’ because it arose from the characteristic talleres literarios of the 1970s and 1980s, and also because its development reflected the post-1991 emphasis on the infrastructure and opportunities for ‘professional’ writers. It discusses the Centro's evolution and role in contemporary literary culture and places it in the context of the talleres movement as a whole. Of the many writers becoming established in Cuba over this period, the vast majority spent some time participating in the movement.

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