The Lines of Your Hand 9
The most anticipated literature meeting of the year.
What happens in the head of a writer when creating a literary work? That is the question that was formulated by the School’s Cultural Agenda and that gave rise to the consolidation of one of the activities that brings together students from various institutions of the city around the books. It is the Lines of your Hand [Las Líneas de su Mano], a metaphorical way to get to know the ideas and experiences of the writers who annually are invited to the Gimnasio Moderno to face the most complicated Audience: their readers, the students.
This was the schedule for the ninth version of this meeting, which took place from the 6th of September to the 10th of September:
Opening words by: Federico Díaz-Granados, Director of the Cultural Agenda; Luis Jaime Posada García-Peña, President of the Superior Council of the Gimnasio Moderno; Juan Sebastián Hoyos Montes, Vice-Rector of the Gimnasio Moderno, the Principal of the school, Victor Alberto Gómez Cusnir, together with the director of the Gathering, Federico Díaz-Granados, welcomed the invited poets and the audience.
Meeting between Elise Turcotte and Jean-Marc Desgent
Conversation of the authors with the Colombian poet Giovanny Gómez about poetry written in French, specifically that which arises in Quebec, Canada.
Meeting with Ana Merino, Pablo Montoya and Alí Calderón
Conversation between the Spanish Ana Merino, the Colombian Pablo Montoya and the Mexican Alí Calderón with the Colombian poet Andrea Cote about the parallel between the academic life and the literary life of the authors.
Meeting with Marwan, Elvira Sastre and Adriana Moragues
Conversation between the Spanish authors Marwan, Elvira Sastre and Adriana Moragues with the Colombian writer and journalist Jacobo Celnik about the motivations that lead them to write.
Lettering for peace
Conversation between the Americans Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, the Colombian Marta Gómez and the Mexican Mario Bojórquez with Santiago Espinosa about the exercise of writing about peace in times of war.
Today’s Venezuelan letters
Conversation between Venezuelan authors Gina Saraceni, Víctor Manuel Pinto and Juan Cristóbal Castro with the Colombian writer, poet and chronicler Juan de Dios Sánchez Jurado about Venezuelan poetry, its tradition and its evolution in the last 100 years.
Gathering in Tribute to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Talk between the authors Juan David Correa, Nahum Montt and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez about the work of the greatest figure in Spanish literature: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Poetry reading moderated by Henry Alexander Gómez in which they participate: Margarita Losada Vargas (Colombia), Mina Gligoric (Serbia), Ángela García (Colombia), Víctor Ruíz Velazco (Peru) and Eloy Sánchez Rosillo (Spain)
Meeting with Lasse Söderberg, Giani Darconza and Mario Bojórquez
Conversation moderated by the Colombian bookseller Álvaro Castillo Granada with poets Lasse Söderberg from Sweden, Giani Darconza from Italy and Mario Bojórquez from Mexico about how they came to fall in love with another language.
Meeting with Manuel Vilas, Jeannette L. Clariond and Ramón Cote Baraibar
Conversation between the Colombian author Camilo Hoyos and the writers Jeannette Clariond from Mexico, Manuel Vilas from Spain and Ramón Cote Baraibar from Colombia about poetry in difficult and troubled times.
Meeting with Óscar Hann and Piedad Bonnett
Moderated talk between Federico Díaz Granados and Jorge Cadavid with the Colombian writer Piedad Bonnet and the Chilean poet Óscar Hahn about what is being written about poetry in the Spanish language.
Round table: “Editing poetry in the XXI century”
Conversation between the poets Víctor Manuel Pinto from Venezuela, Víctor Ruíz Velazco from Peru, Alí Calderón from Mexico, Javier Bozalongo from Spain and Catalina González from Colombia about the work of an author to translate poetry.
Poetry reading moderated by the Colombian writer Giovanny Gómez, in which Lasse Söderberg from Sweden, Manuel Vilas from Spain, Gianni Darconza from Italy, Luis Cháves from Costa Rica, Frank Báez from the Dominican Republic and Rafael del Castillo from Colombia participate.
Gathering in homage to William Shakespeare
Talk between the authors Paul Muldoon and Joe Broderick from Ireland, Luis Cháves from Costa Rica and Nahum Montt and Juan Esteban Constaín from Colombia, moderated by the Colombian writer Juan David Correa, about the splendid work of the author of authors; William Shakespeare.
Meeting with Eloy Sánchez Rosillo and Javier Bozalongo
Conversation between the Spanish authors Eloy Sánchez Rosillo and Javier Bozalongo with the Colombian poet Juan Felipe Robledo, about the wealth and creative processes of Spanish poetry.
Meeting with Paul Muldoon, Carolyn Forché and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez
Conversation between the poets Paul Muldoon from Ireland, Carolyn Forché from the United States and Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez from Cuba with Santiago Espinosa about poetry as a tool to tell history.
Meeting with Frank Báez, Luis Cháves and Víctor Ruíz Velazco
Talk moderated by Miguel Ángel Manrique with Frank Báez from the Dominican Republic and the Peruvians Luis Cháves and Víctor Ruíz Velazco about what is being written in Latin America.
Meeting with Elkin Restrepo, Rómulo Bustos Aguirre and Ángela García
Conversation between the moderator Giovanny Gómez and the Colombian poets Elkin Restrepo, Rómulo Bustos Aguirre and Ángela García about how to write poetry.
Round table: “the translation of poetry today”
Conversation moderated by the Coordinator of the Spanish and Literature Area of the Modern Gymnasium, Pedro Caballero Arrázola with the authors Jeannette Clariond, Anthony Geist, Gina Saraceni, Lasse Söderberg and John Galán Casanova about their motivations to translate to other authors.
Poetry reading moderated by Luz Mary Giraldo in which Elkin Restrepo, Daniela Prado and John Galán Casanova from Colombia, Luis Cháves from Costa Rica, Paula Bozalongo from Spain and Gina Saraceni from Venezuela participate.
Presentation of works
Presentation of the books: “The search for love is already a meeting” by Ángel Marcel, “The badly written night” (Personal Anthology 2000-2016) by Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez, “Here everything is memory” (Anthology 25 years) by Mario Bojórquez, “The school of Solitude” by Luis Hernández (translation by Anthony Geist), “Anthology for the butterfly” (comments by Robert Max Steenkist and Dimana Ivanova)
Reading of poems by all the authors invited to the festival