The Meeting of Poets from the Caribbean and the World continued its sessions today in Santiago de Cuba, with the participation of intellectuals and academics from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Teresa Melo, winner of the National Award Nicolas Guillen and the coordinator of the event, told the news agency, Prensa Latina that the colloquium, which is part of the 36th Festival of the Caribbean, maintains its original concept, that of using poetry as an instrument of exchange.
In today’s session, lectures, recitals and presentations have been delivered. At noon, there was a meeting with the writer Edgar Allan Garcia, from Ecuador, to the culture of which the ‘Fire Festival’, as this event is also known, is dedicated this year.
The event’s program includes activities for the community. Thus, the poets and researchers will leave the conference halls and offer recitals at factories and talk to readers in the community.
Tomorrow, several books will be presented, including the novel Ancient Wood, by Margarita Sanchez-Gallinal, the presentation of which will be made by Cuban intellectual Waldo Leyva, winner of the International Award, Casa del Caribe.
The Meeting of Poets from the Caribbean and the World will conclude on Saturday, July 8th, with a call to hold a new edition of the colloquium in 2017, aimed at building bridges of words among writers from the region.