The Lines of Your Hand 8
The literary celebration of the Gimnasio Moderno for Bogotá.
Some human beings believe that their destiny is written in the lines of their hand, for the Cultural Agenda of the Gimnasio Moderno “The Lines of your Hand” is a space for reflection and hobby, in which young students from various schools have the opportunity to dialogue, debate and argue themes of the universe of literature and poetry, which have as a pretext to unify humanity.
From September 1st to September 4th 2015, the Cultural Agenda of the Gimnasio Moderno presented the eighth version of “The Lines of Your Hand” [Las Líneas de su Mano], a free event that for this opportunity attracted international and national poets, who shared their verses with students from different educational institutions and with the general public.
This academic activity, was the perfect excuse for the invited poets to speak unpretentiously about their work, building dialogues around various topics, creating workshops from poetry and giving the audience the opportunity to navigate through the sinuous paths of the palms of writers.
These were the poets who attended to the Lines of your Hand 8:
Leopoldo Castilla from ARGENTINA, Juan Cristóbal Mac Lean from BOLIVIA, Ana Cristina Joaquim from BRAZIL, Mario Meléndez from CHILE, Waldo Leyva and Sigfredo Ariel from CUBA, Luis García Montero, Jesús García Sánchez, Manuel Borrás, Remedios Sánchez, Javier Bozalongo, Manuel Gahete Jury, Fernando Valverde from SPAIN, Gordon Mc Neer from the UNITED STATES, Philippe Ollé – Laprune from FRANCE, Peter Waugh from ENGLAND – AUSTRIA, Emilio Coco, Loretto Rafanelli and Walter Raffaelli from ITALY, Hanane Aad from LEBANON, Eduardo Langagne, Jeannette L Clariond, Álvaro Solis, Alí Calderón and Roberto Arizmendi from MEXICO, Miguel Ángel Zapata from PERÚ, Beatriz Hierro Lopes from PORTUGAL and VENEZUELA, Edda Armas and Antonio López Ortega.
The audience was able to learn about the work of the Colombians that are related below: Lucía Estrada, María Gómez Lara, Giovanny Gómez, Carolina Dávila, Santiago Espinosa, Juan Felipe Robledo, Ramón Cote Baraibar, Catalina González, Juan Afanador, Santiago Ospina, Juan Carlos Acevedo, Santiago Cepeda, Jerónimo Pizarro, Clara Mercedes Arango, Rafael Del Castillo, Gonzalo Márquez Cristo, Jotamario Arbeláez, Luz Mary Giraldo, Juan David Correa, Guido Tamayo, Jacobo Celnik, Pompilio Iriarte, Álvaro Castillo Granada, José Luis Díaz Granados, Juan David Torres Duarte y Albeiro Montoya Guiral.
Here are some of the most important talks of this event:
The rector of the school, Víctor Alberto Gómez Cusnir, together with the director of the Meeting, Federico Díaz-Granados, welcomed the invited poets and the attending audience.
Poetry reading with the participation of Peter Waight, Hanane Aad, Manuel Gahete, Miguel Ángel Zapata, Clara Mercedes Arango and Jorge Valbuena.
Presentation of the books “Writing in the Fog”, by Santiago Espinosa and “Reinventing the lyricism”, by Alí Calderón.
Meeting with Remedios Sánchez (Spain) and Manuel Gahete (Spain). Conversation of the poets with Juan Carlos Acevedo.
Meeting with Waldo Leyva (Cuba) and Leopoldo Castilla (Argentina). Conversation of the poets with José Luis Díaz-Granados.
Meeting with Juan Cristóbal Mc Lean (Bolivia) and Antonio López Ortega (Venezuela). Conversation of the poets with Guido Tamayo.
Meeting with Emilio Coco (Italy) and Loretto Rafanelli (Italy). Conversation of the poets with Luz Mary Giraldo.
Meeting with Gordon Mc Neer (United States) and Phillipe Ollé-Laprune (France). Conversation of the poets with Santiago Espinosa.
Meeting with Jeannette L. Clariond (Mexico) and Edda Armas (Venezuela). Conversations of the poets with Giovanny Gómez.
Meeting with Manuel Borrás (Spain) and Javier Bozalongo (Spain). Conversation of the poets with Juan David Correa.
Meeting with Eduardo Langagne (Mexico) and Álvaro Solís (Mexico). Conversation of the poets with Felipe Robledo.
Meeting with Beatriz Hierro Lopes (Portugal) and Ana Cristina Joaquim (Brazil). Conversation of the poets with Jerónimo Pizano.
Meeting with Luis García Montero (Spain) and Jesús García Sánchez (Spain). Conversation of the poets with Fernando Valverde and Federico Díaz-Granados.
Marta Goméz concert in honor of the guest poets and editors.
CLOSING, reading of the poets.