Botero, Juan Carlos is a writer and journalist. He studied literature at the Javeriana and Los Andes universities in Colombia ,and Harvard University. He is a columnist at El Espectador, and has previously worked at La Prensa and El Tiempo, and for his short stories, he won the Juan Rulfo Prize and the award at the Concurso Latinoamericano de Cuento. His books include Las semillas del tiempo: epífanos, Las ventanas y las voces, La sentencia, El arrecife, El idioma de las nubes and El arte de Fernando Botero. He will appear in conversation with author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Harold Buchanan earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Swarthmore College, and was one of the first to earn a Concentration in Black Studies. He is a retired computer technology professional from New Jersey. He is also an accomplished photographer with a passion for nature and travel photography. He has traveled extensively to observe and photograph wildlife. Harold is a co-founder of the Swarthmore Black Alumni Network (SBAN).