The famous writer Mark Kurlansky will offer a lecture in Pasaia

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-06-27

The American writer and journalist Mark Kurlansky will give a lecture on July 3 in Pasaia San Pedro. The internationally renowned novelist is known to us for his best seller "The Basque History of the World" (1999). This time, he will talk about "The Basques and the Sea", as part of the San Juan Whaler project and with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.

In the lecture organized by DSS 2016, the author will delve into the importance of the maritime history in the Basque culture. The event will begin at 7:00 pm at Ondartxo (Ondartxoko Pasealekua 1, under, 20110 Pasaia-San Pedro), with free-entry for all the audience. Although Kurlansky will speak in English, simultaneous Euskera and Spanish translations will be offered. Listeners will have the chance to ask questions at the end of the conference.

The writer is a renowned diffuser of the Basque maritime culture, and his visit will have a double purpose: to talk about  the whaling and fishing traditions of the Basques and a to start the development of cultural activities to enrich and contextualize the construction of the Whaler San Juan.  

Kurlansky began his career as a screenwriter and playwright, but he has been working as a journalist for a long time. He writes in a high number of prestigious magazines and newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Food & Wine, Bon Apetit and Parade, and performs conferences around the world. In addition, he has published 25 books to date.

The American writer and journalist Mark Kurlansky will give a lecture on July 3 in Pasaia San Pedro. The internationally renowned novelist is known to us for his best seller "The Basque History of the World" (1999). This time, he will talk about "The Basques and the Sea", as part of the San Juan Whaler project and with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.

In the lecture organized by DSS 2016, the author will delve into the importance of the maritime history in the Basque culture. The event will begin at 7:00 pm at Ondartxo (Ondartxoko Pasealekua 1, under, 20110 Pasaia-San Pedro), with free-entry for all the audience. Although Kurlansky will speak in English, simultaneous Euskera and Spanish translations will be offered. Listeners will have the chance to ask questions at the end of the conference.

The writer is a renowned diffuser of the Basque maritime culture, and his visit will have a double purpose: to talk about  the whaling and fishing traditions of the Basques and a to start the development of cultural activities to enrich and contextualize the construction of the Whaler San Juan.  

Kurlansky began his career as a screenwriter and playwright, but he has been working as a journalist for a long time. He writes in a high number of prestigious magazines and newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Food & Wine, Bon Apetit and Parade, and performs conferences around the world. In addition, he has published 25 books to date.

 

 

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