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Lady Vanessa is a Caleña, Colombiana. She lives in the Valle del Cauca, Calima region and is a visitor on Turtle Island. Lady Vanessa was born as a poet in Windhoek, Namibia. She is a multidisciplinary artist choosing to learn from as many mediums to her messages of healing across. Her workshops, motivational speeches, and poetry performances are based on accountability, integrity, perseverance and self-awareness. She is the 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion and member of the League of Canadian Poets. She is the co-creator of Whiteface, playwright and performer of Three Ladies and creator of the Three Ladies Healing Method. Lady is also the founder of “Remix the Ritual” a multidisciplinary collective inspired by Hip Hop Kulture.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez‘s previous books include the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller The Sound of Things Falling, and Man Booker International Finalist The Shape of the Ruins, as well as the award-winning Reputations, The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and the story collection Lovers on All Saints’ Day. His books have been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. After sixteen years in Europe, he now lives in Bogotá.

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