Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Publishing in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

April 24th, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Uptown Campus
100 Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room

Join us in welcoming Mayda Colón and Zayra Taranto, founders of Trabalis Editores, who will speak about their singular approach to publishing in Puerto Rico (they own their own printing press and use the royalties ceded by their world renown authors to publish new writers) on Wednesday April 24, at 5:30 PM. In the aftermath of Hurricane María they organized several readings and published a series of books of historical importance (Bitácora de una transmisión radial, transcripciones de una histórica transmisión radial durante el Huracán María desde Wapa radio, Sandra Rodríguez Cotto; Huracanada, Mayra Santos-Febres, amongst others).

Trabalis Editores started publishing in 2014. Their collections include poetry, fiction, essays, children’s, young adult and art books. Their catalog is composed of eighty titles of international (Claudia Hernández, Rafael Courtoisie, Ana Lidia Vega-Serova, José Cozer) and Puerto Rican writers (Ángel Lozada, Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Mónica Lladó).

Mayda Colón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her poetry books are Dosis (2006), Prosac (2010), Recuentos y Volteretas (2016) and La casa del vacío (2018); her poems have been included in several anthologies. She is currently the editor of the poetry collection of Trabalis Editores.

Zayra Taranto was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She is a writer, editor, photographer, graphic artist and videographer. She is currently the Executive Director of Trabalis Editores.

For more information contact us at or by phone at 504.865.5164. Tickets are not required.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Puerto Rico + People
Marilyn Miller
Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese