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Juan Ramón Lucas and Sandra Ibarra will open the literary cycle 'Rio de Letras' in April in Blanca (28/03/2019)

The literary cycle 'Río de Letras' is celebrated in Blanca from next April.

The journalist Juan Ramón Lucas and the model Sandra Ibarra will be in charge of inaugurating it with the presentation of their solidarity project 'Diario de vida'.

The meetings will last until November and will be starred by Argentine author Andrés Neuman, writer, screenwriter and film director Ray Loriga, and novelists Manuel Vilas, Elvira Navarro and Julia Navarro.

The counselor Miriam Guardiola participated today with the mayor of Blanca, Esther Hortelano, and the coordinator of the activity, Victorio Melgarejo, in the presentation of this initiative "already consolidated as one of the great cultural proposals of the Region of Murcia, which shows the commitment and good work done by the municipality of Blanca in the dissemination and promotion of reading. "

Guardiola recalled that "since 2009, Blanca is integrated into the international network of places with the denomination of 'Villa del Libro', of which localities from fifteen countries are part, a unique recognition in our Region."

That same year, the 'Río de Letras' cycle was launched, in which prominent names such as Ana María Matute, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Javier Cercas, Cesar Antonio Molina, Sánchez-Dragó, Boris Izaguirre and Javier Sierra participated. " who will be joined this year by new authors who will present interesting and varied literary proposals, and with which the audience will have the opportunity to dialogue, knowing first hand their trajectories and how each of them lives literature.


'Río de Letras' will start on April 6 at the Pedro Cano de Blanca Foundation with the presentation of 'Diario de vida', by the journalist Juan Ramón Lucas and the model Sandra Ibarra, a project of the Sandra Ibarra Foundation of Solidarity against Cancer created to give voice to the survivors of the disease.

The work collects narrations of pain and strength, testimonies that suppose a vital example.

On May 2, Argentine Andrés Neuman (Buenos Aires, 1977) will present 'Fractura', the story of Mr. Watanabe, a man who survived the Hiroshima bomb and who, decades later, experienced the Fukushima accident.

The story is narrated through the testimonies of four women who knew him at different times of his life, throughout his stays in Paris, New York, Buenos Aires and Madrid.

The novelist, screenwriter and film director Ray Loriga (Madrid, 1967) will visit the region on June 6 to talk about his work 'Saturday, Sunday', a novel about guilt and debts that are assumed as their own in life, about flight when it seems impossible to accept reality and, finally, about the obligation that sooner or later imposes itself and forces us to face the past.

After the summer, on September 16, the cycle will continue with the poet and narrator Manuel Vilas (Huesca, 1962), who will present 'Ordesa', a work that combines reality and fiction, and which is a tribute or a posthumous love letter to his absent parents.

On October 17, Elvira Navarro (Huelva, 1978) will arrive, who will present 'The Island of the Rabbits'.

The cycle will close on November 7, the journalist and writer of historical novel Julia Navarro (Madrid, 1953), one of the best-known and most successful authors of the Spanish literary scene who will talk about her latest novel 'You will not kill', a story about guilt, revenge, the weight of conscience and the secrets that condition the decisions that are made in life.

Source: CARM

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