The Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library will once again promote the “Blue Summer” in July, which in 2022 will celebrate the centenary of the birth of the only Portuguese Nobel Prize in Literature, under the motto “Heirs of Saramago pass the witness”.
Four writers were invited to share conversations with the public at Jardim 1º de Dezembro. They are writers awarded the prestigious José Saramago Literary Prize, who will pass on their testimony to writers who have not yet obtained this honorable recognition.
The agenda is as follows: July 9 – Afonso Reis Cabral invites João Pedro Vala; July 16 – Bruno Vieira Amaral invites Frederico Pedreira; July 23 – João Tordo invites Maria Francisca Gama; and July 30th – Valter Hugo Mãe invites Manuel Jorge Marmelo.
Curated and moderated by Carlos Vaz Marques, author of the television documentary series “Herdeiros de Saramago”, the meetings scheduled for the four Saturdays in July will always start at 6:30 pm and are open to all interested parties.
Through this initiative, which takes place in the particularly stimulating environment of a garden and is entitled “Verão Azul”, a title inspired by the book “Agosto Azul” by Manuel Teixeira Gomes, the Municipality of Portimão aims to encourage books and reading, giving the word to those who who write them, along with those who read them.