Wednesday, October 28 • Register for both events at

Organized as part of University Library’s annual Willard Lecture series, these events will feature Margaret Randall’s conversation with Nicaraguan revolutionary and writer Gioconda Belli, as well as readings from Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home. This conversation will be preceded by a panel of scholars discussing Randall’s poetic, scholarly, and photographic archives, which are held at the Center for Southwest Research.

Using the Randall Archives:
Photography, Poetry, Politics

2:00-3:45 p.m. MDT |Virtual Event –

A panel followed by audience discussion featuring Naomi Ambriz (American Studies), Dr. Jessica Frazier (University of Rhode Island), Barbara Korbal (CSWR Fellow), Gabriela Silva (Mexican Independent Scholar), and Dr. Roberto Tejada (University of Houston)


Two Poets, Two Revolutionaries, Two Friends: Gioconda Belli and Margaret Randall Converse

4:00-6:30 p.m. MDT | Virtual Event –

The session begins with a 90-minute conversation between Randall and Belli, introduced by UNM President Garnett Stokes. Audience discussion with Randall and Belli will follow the conversation.


Randall Archive Events Oct 28 UNM (PDF Download)

Randall Belli Conversation Oct 28 UNM (PDF Download)