For Immediate Release—Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

Colombian Storyteller Carolina Rueda to Perform at SUNY Geneseo April 11

GENESEO, N.Y.—Carolina Rueda, world-renowned Colombian storyteller, will deliver a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Wadsworth Auditorium at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Rueda's class act of oral narratives has earned her numerous awards and has received enthusiastic reviews at venues across the globe, from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela to the United States and Spain. 

Rueda will deliver a program of "Cuentos entre-tenidos y sueltos"—entertaining and assorted short stories—a collection of humorous tales from around the world, inspired by the narratives of some of the most celebrated short story writers, including Colombia's Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Rueda is in residence through the spring of 2008 at the University of Miami in Florida, where she is teaching a class/workshop on Latin American storytelling traditions cross-listed with Spanish.

Rueda learned the craft of storytelling in Colombia, where a movement of urban storytellers, many of whom were college students, sprung up in several towns, despite a tendency to associate  the form with exaggeration and lies.

The performance is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event; from members of the college's Spanish club, La Casa Hispanica; or by writing to

The performance is being organized by La Casa Hispanica, with the collaboration of the college's department of foreign languages and literatures and Latin American studies program.

For more information, contact Rose McEwen at  or (585) 245-5247 or Kathleen Marrero at