Renowned poet Rina Soldevilla to read at Peruvian-American Association

Rina Soldevilla is a renowned Peruvian poet, writer and social activist. She is the first Latina poet to recite at the offices of the U.S. Department of State and has been honored as a leading writer of her community at the U.S. White House.

Ms. Soldevilla has a gift for telling scary stories rooted in the rural traditions of her home region in the ancient Inca heartland in the foothills of the Andes mountains.

Rina Soldevilla

The artist was born in Huasahuasi, Peru, a small town between the capital and the mountain forests, in 1964.

In Peru she was a dancer and actress. She was trained by Peruvian actor Hudson Valdivia and Cuban playwright Reinaldo Arenas. Ms. Soldevilla now lives and works in New York City.

She has been recognized by Tauro College in New York City, The International Library of Poetry, and the Peruvian-American National Council. She was honored as an Outstanding Woman of 2014 by El Diario de la Prensa in New York.

Books by Rina Soldevilla

Ms. Soldevilla has published a number of books in Spanish. She has now been translated into English as well.

  • Cuentos Extraordinarios (Tales of the Extraordinary, 2001)
  • Los ojos de ignacio (Ignacio’s Eyes, 2010)
  • La Cuna de mis Poemas (The Cradle of my Poems, 2017)
  • Tales of the Extraordinary (2018)

Her books are available on and at Barnes and Noble.

Rina Soldevilla in NYC

Ms. Soldevilla is doing a reading and book launch at the Peruvian-American Association in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Peruvian food and refreshments will be served.

The family event is free. Space is limited. Please RSVP to or call (212) 390-0924.

Por favor acompañenos el día jueves 12 de abril para una sesión de lectura de poesía con la aclamada poetisa y escritora Rina Soldevilla. Soldevilla es la primera poetisa latina en recitar en las oficinas del Departamento de Estado de los EEUU. Evento abierto a todo público, acceso libre y gratuito. Inviten a sus familiares y amigos para apoyar a Rina Soldevilla y a su trabajo literario. Hasta pronto!

More information / Más información

Visit the Peruvian-American Association

135 East 57th St New York, NY 10022
14th Floor
(between Park & Lexington)
Midtown East, Manhattan

Rina Soldevilla
Reading and Book Launch
Peruvian-American Association
135 East 57th St New York, NY 10022
Midtown East, Manhattan
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Free with RSVP


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