San Ramón will host four-day international poetry gathering

San Ramón will live up to its title as the city of the poets this weekend with participants coming from other countries as well. Four days of activities related to poetry are planned.

The event is the  VI Encuentro Internacional de Poesía “Tierra de Poetas,”  Guest will be from México. Guatemala, El Salvador and elsewhere in Costa Rica.

The inauguration is today at 5:30 p.m. in the San Ramón public library. Thursday students at the Liceo Experimental Bilingüe will experience a recital of native and Afro-Caribbean poets.  At 2 p.m. poet Eulalia Bernard Little, will give a recital in three languages: English, Spanish and  Creole, the informal language of the Caribbean.

Also Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m., members of the Grupo Literario Poiesis will read their works at the Espacio Cultural Carmen Naranjo in recognition of the Feria Internacional del Libro Costa Rica 2013 that is taking place in San José.

Friday at 5 p.m. in the  Centro Cultural e Histórico José Figueres there will be a discussion among native and Afro-Caribbean poets. Several books will be  presented, and at 8 p.m.  Noemy Paniagua, a local poet, will present her work.

Saturday the  Guías and Scouts of San Ramón will have a 2 p.m. event, and at 7 p.m. the program moves to La Fortuna and the Finca Educativa Don Juan where it concludes Sunday.

All the events are free and open to the public.

The poet gathering has the support from a wide range of organizations, including the  Sistema de Integración Centroamericana and the European Union.

Also participating will be  Floyd Alfredo Harton Blackwood and Dionny Milena Palmer Brown from Limón and  Justo Avelino Torres Layan and Danilo and Albin Obando Ortiz, identified as native poets, said organizers.

Roberto Reséndiz Carmona, Chary Gumeta, Berona Teomitzi and Leticia Herrera. are scheduled to attend from México. Noé Lima y Edgar Alfaro Chaverri. will represent El Salvador, and  Nurya González, is expected from Guatemala, said organizers.

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