A Virtual Conversation with Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Sat, May 18, 2024
Van Dyke Performance Space
Greensboro Cultural Center

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including her latest Silver Nitrate. She has edited several anthologies and is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Silvia has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the supernatural thriller Silver Nitrate, we meet Montserrat, a talented, but oft-overlooked sound editor circling the boys’ club of the ‘90s Mexico City film industry, and her best friend Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star. Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, who wants help shooting the final scene in the never-finished film that ruined his career—even if Urueta’s tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. They soon find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies. LEARN MORE

Special thanks to Casa Azul for their support of this program.

Due to unplanned circumstances, Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be joining us virtually.


DR. MARÍA SÁNCHEZ's current research involves 19th century Mexican and Mexican American writing about war (namely, the war for independence from Spain, the US-Mexico War, the French War, and the Revolution). She is also working on three essays: on the intersection of critical discourses about women’s popular fiction in the 19th century and now, especially as concerns “chick lit”; on Catharine Maria Sedgwick and finance; and on Herman Melville and finance.