Monday , 25 June 2018

World Poetry Day celebrations in the presence of José Luís Peixoto

The Centro de Língua Portuguesa-Camões in Goa, in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese & Lusophone Studies, Goa University, is organising, on March 21, various cultural events, on the occasion of the World Poetry Day.

A reading session, with the presence of José LuísPeixoto, Portuguese writer recipient of the prestigious José Saramago award in 2001 and, more recently, with the Brazilian literary prize Oceanos da Língua Portuguesa in 2016, will be held at the Conference Hall, Administrative building, Goa University, at 10 a.m. During this event, the prizes of the will be distributed. The writing contest is sponsored by Camões, I P and III Prémio Literário Escolar “Viagens Na Minha Terra” by Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa).

Later, a cultural evening will be held at the premises of CLP-Camões in Panaji. The photo exhibition ‘Outro Alguém, um olharsobre Cabo Verde’, a collection of 15 photographs by Patrícia Santos Pinto with a text written by José Luís Peixoto will be inaugurated at 6.30 p.m. by the hands of the Consul-General of Portugal in Goa, Rui Carvalho Baceira.

The presentation of a trilingual edition of Morreste-me will follow the programme. Translated in English by Robin Patterson, ‘You Died’ (the title in English) was the book that revealed the Portuguese writer José LuísPeixoto. Published for the first time in 2000 and now also translated to Hindi by Rahul Khari and Anil Kumar Jha, alumni students of Goa University, it’s a touching and moving work: the passing way of the father, the account of the mourning and at the same time, a tribute, a redemptive memory.

At the end of the celebrations, Margaret Mascarenhas will be in conversation with José LuísPeixoto at Camões.

(To participate send an email For details contact: CLP-Camões, Casa Basilio Dias, opposite Panaji ferry Wharf, rua de Ormuz Road,Panaji. Details: 7030655664/

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