Writers of two continents meet in Nicaragua

May 18, 2015

“Freedom of words” is the slogan for the third edition of “Centroamérica cuenta”, a meeting of storytellers that started on May 18th in Nicaragua. This one week-long event, supported by Hivos, will gather together writers from Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

Freedom of expression is the focus of this third edition. The attack on the illustrators of Charlie Hebdo and the power of cartoons, will be among the themes to be be discussed. The event will also pay tribute to the priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal.

The Spanish writer José Ovejero, winner of the Alfaguara novel prize, will participate in the conversation “Writing for thinking, and thinking to be free.” The conversation will take place on Tuesday the 19th of May in the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).

“Centroamérica cuenta” was created in 2012 by writer Sergio Ramírez as a space to reflect and converse on society from the perspective of literatura and art.

The 2015 meeting its organized by the cultural magazine Carátula and the Luisa Mercado Foundation.

Hivos is proud to support this event, which provides an ideal platform for cultural expression, public debate and cultural exchange.

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