The Lane Center presents: Salvadoran poet and novelist Manlio ArguetaMemorias, Puentes y Caminos/Memories, Bridges and RoadsApril 15, 2013, 12:00-1:00, McLaren 251Argueta was born in San Miguel on November 24, 1935. He has stated that his exposure to “poetic sounds” began during his childhood and that his foundation in poetry stemmed from his childhood imagination. Argueta’s interest in literature was strongly influenced by the world literature he read as a teenager. He began his writing career by the age of 13 as a poet. He cites Pablo Neruda and García Lorca as some of his early poetic influences. Although he was relatively unknown at the time, Argueta won a national prize for his poetry around 1956, which gained him some recognition among Salvadoran and Central American poets. As he became more involved with the literary community of El Salvador, Argueta became a member of the "Committed Generation". Argueta currently lives in El Salvador where he holds the position of Director of the National Public Library.For questions please contact Marissa Litman firstname.lastname@example.org.