The ninth edition of Letras en la Mar, international gathering of poets and artists, will pay homage to the Mexican writer Alberto Ruy-Sánchez Lacy, National Prize of Sciences and Arts in Linguistics and Literature (2017) and Xavier Villaurrutia Prize (1987), whose work has been translated into a dozen languages.
Ruy-Sánchez Lacy will be in charge of the inaugural poetry gala on April 3 at 8:00 pm at the Los Arcos del Malecón auditorium in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, the venue for this event that will conclude on April 6. Ruy-Sánchez has published about twenty titles, including the essays Elogio del insomnio, Con la literatura en la cuerpo, and An Introduction to Octavio Paz; and Quinteto de Mogador, among others.
While the tribute to the poetic work will be for the Mexican writer and poet Dante Medina, Mayan poet Sol Ceh Moo will participate in a dialogue and recital of his work.
In addition, there will be four recitals with the poets Jean Portante, from Luxembourg; Graham Buchan, from England; as well as Antonio Rivero Taravillo, Rafaela Hames Castillo and Balbina Prior of Spain, Diti Ronen, of Israel; Sarah Clancy, from Ireland, Bernard Pozier, from Quebec; and Dante Medina, Ángel Ortuño, Gustavo Iñiguez, Sayuri Sánchez, and Melisa Niño, from Mexico.
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Among the activities are literary gatherings, poetic recitals, tributes, book presentations, poetry readings, workshops and discussions among prominent writers with children and youth.
Also poets Antonio Rivero (Spain), Bernard Pozier (Quebec) Roberto Aztlan of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), will give workshops.
Letras en la Mar had its first edition in the spring of 2011 by the writers Juan Gelman, Fernando del Paso, and Marco Antonio Campos.