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The poet Luis García Montero gave the talk "Invitation to poetry" in the theater of the Sociocultural Center "La Cárcel" (12/05/2017)

The poet and professor of Spanish Literature of the University of Granada, Luis García Montero, gave yesterday the talk that took by title "Invitation to the poetry" in the theater of the Sociocultural Center "The Prison", that counted on the attendance of numerous public , Among him, many lovers of this literary genre and people committed to their social causes.

The event was organized by the Cultural Center and Worker of Totana, and counted on the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Totana;

An activity that is framed within the "Totana Cultural" program for this two-month period.

Initially, the poet was received in the plenary hall by the municipal authorities, among them, the mayor, Juan José Cánovas, and the Councilor for Culture, Eulalia Moreno, representing the Municipal Corporation.

Later, he moved to the theater of "La Cárcel" to offer a lecture about poetry as a mechanism of influence in reality and a tool in social commitment, which had the interaction of some of the audience.

This was presented by the journalist totanera, Laura Salmerón, and the own mayor of Totana.

Luis García Montero showed during his intervention that he is an architect of emotions, a necessary poet and a simple teacher, a citizen involved in a thousand social causes.

The husband of the novelist Almudena Grandes is a disciple of Alberti or Angel Gonzalez, the master of the new poetic voices that come to contemporary Spanish poetry.

Disciple of some of the most distinguished names of our poetry and teacher of the new poetic voices that begin to stand out in our country, in the poetic terrain Luis García is a bridge between the two centuries that we have lived.

With each new book of poetry published, García Montero has the particularity of reaching the top of the best-selling books.

His recitals become full matches.

García Montero will also maintain today a meeting with students and professors of high school IES "Juan de la Cierva" Totana.

Luis García Montero (Granada, 1958) is the author of eleven poetry books and several books of essay.

He received the National Adonais Prize in 1982 for "The Foreign Garden", the Loewe Prize in 1993 and the National Prize for Literature in 1994 for "Separate Rooms".

In 2003, with "The intimacy of the snake" was deserved the National Prize of Criticism.

He has also been awarded the Andalusian Gold Medal, the title of Honorary and Academic Professor of the Illustrious University of Mar del Plata and the appointment of Favorite Son of Andalusia.

In addition, he is a regular collaborator of different national media such as the "Cadena SER" and the digital newspaper "Infolibre", among others.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana / Totana.com

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