Arantxa Urretabizkaia at one of the most relevant book fairs: FIL Guadalajara

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-12-01

Arantxa Urretabizkaia is taking part these days in the famous literary fair FIL Guadalajara. On November 29, she presented the book Retratos en blanco y negro. On the other hand, on november 30, she offered a talk on Ecos de la FIL (where she will take part again today, December 1) and Galas de “El Placer de la Lectura”.


In front of  an audience eager to hear new stories, the writer, accompanied readers, presented on Sunday night her latest novel Retratos en blanco y negro, published in Spanish by  Pamiela. Each member of the table of readers, members of the community who enrolled in the program "Readers present´, expressed opinion about the novel, to provide the author with a deeper insight into its meaning.


For most of these Mexican readers Relatos en Blanco y Negro was the first approach to the Basque Country and its language, recognizing the value of literature as a promoter not only of language but also of culture.


On Monday November 30, High School Nº 6 of Guadalajara started a day where readers were the main actors. At this High School, which prides itself on its cultural and artistic program as a promoter of change, Arantaxa Urretabizkaia was received in a room with more than a hundred students. After a session in which the students of this school never stopped asking, the work of the fair and of the Hisgh School to encourage reading was recognized.

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Arantxa Urretabizkaia is taking part these days in the famous literary fair FIL Guadalajara. On November 29, she presented the book Retratos en blanco y negro. On the other hand, on november 30, she offered a talk on Ecos de la FIL (where she will take part again today, December 1) and Galas de “El Placer de la Lectura”.


In front of  an audience eager to hear new stories, the writer, accompanied readers, presented on Sunday night her latest novel Retratos en blanco y negro, published in Spanish by  Pamiela. Each member of the table of readers, members of the community who enrolled in the program "Readers present´, expressed opinion about the novel, to provide the author with a deeper insight into its meaning.


For most of these Mexican readers Relatos en Blanco y Negro was the first approach to the Basque Country and its language, recognizing the value of literature as a promoter not only of language but also of culture.


On Monday November 30, High School Nº 6 of Guadalajara started a day where readers were the main actors. At this High School, which prides itself on its cultural and artistic program as a promoter of change, Arantaxa Urretabizkaia was received in a room with more than a hundred students. After a session in which the students of this school never stopped asking, the work of the fair and of the Hisgh School to encourage reading was recognized.


That afternoon, in the event Galas de El Placer de la Lectura, Gonzalio Celorio, writer, novelist, essayist and Mexican critic was asked to lead five major writers in a talk that focused on a simple fact: how was their approach to literature and what book was really relevant for them.


Arantxa Urretabizkaia named texts by Simone de Beauvoir as some of the works that left a mark in her life: the relevance of daring. For her, writing in Basque is daring..


All writers agreed that literature enriches life and book fairs are a major effort to gather in one place those who read stories and those who create them, so that all together create a dialogue that enriches literature.

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