Contratiempo is a literary center with a mission to preserve and highlight the cultural identity and contributions of the Spanish-speaking Latino population in the United States. As immigrants, we frequently wonder what of ourselves we have left behind and what new self we have become, and we search for answers through reflection and dialogue, civic engagement, and artistic and cultural expression. Contratiempo endeavours to contribute to building these answers together. Such is our challenge and our goal.
Contratiempo has created a space for dialogue which develops writers in the community; gives them a publishing outlet; presents their work to the public; and fosters literary, humanities and journalistic exchange across cultural and national borders.