It Suddenly Occurred To Me: A Multimedia Project

Event Info

This event takes place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm, onsite at Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th St. 3rd floor, New York, NY

About the Event:

The Center for Book Arts is hosting a small, private event in New York City with the authors and designer of “It Suddenly Occurred To Me,” an experimental biography on Venezuela by Emmy-nominated journalist Carlos P. Beltran, and poet, Yadira Silva.

Designed by award-winning book designer, Faride Mereb, the photo-book explores the socio-economic struggles of an entire nation through the photojournalism work of Carlos P. Beltran (2009-2014) and texts from Yadira Silva—some of them written from within Venezuelan prisons more than 30 years ago.

The 2012 short documentary “Voluntad & Paz” (Best Short at Sonoma International Film Festival) will be screened. The work tells the story of three former convicts as they cope with their freedom in Venezuela; it features the life of Yadira Silva, co-author of the photo-book “It Suddenly Occurred To Me.”

Wine and Venezuelan hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Michelin Guide winner CASA ORA.

6:30pm – Doors open.

6:45pm – Short Documentary screening.

7:15pm – Conversation with Carlos P. Beltran, Yadira Silva, Faride Mereb. Moderated by writer and journalist Ruben Machaen.

8:00pm – Event ends.

Due to limited space, please RSVP only if you can attend, and cancel promptly if plans change so others can attend instead. Please arrive on time.

The book “It Suddenly Occurred To Me” will be available for sale on-site. All proceeds going to the work of HUMANITARIAN ACTION ORG, a non-profit offering aid to Venezuelan refugees in the US and abroad.


About the Presenters:

Carlos P. Beltran (Director, Journalist)
Faride Mereb (Book Designer)
Isabel Gutierrez (Journalist, Moderator)

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