Inaugurated on November 6, 1993, the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library (BMMTG) marks its 29th anniversary, associating itself with the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of the writer Agustina Bessa-Luís, through a set of initiatives scheduled for the November 5th.
The highlight of the program will be a meeting that will bring together the writer Mónica Baldaque, daughter of Agustina Bessa-Luís, and Pedro Mexia, literary critic and unconditional reader of the honoree.
Curated and moderated by journalist Carlos Vaz Marques, the initiative will take place from 6:00 pm on November 5th in the multipurpose room of the Municipal Library of Portimão and will address the vast literary work of Agustina, a prolific writer of novels, short stories, biographies and theater performances.
In addition to evoking Agustina Bessa-Luís, born on October 15, 1922 in Vila Meã, in the Municipality of Amarante, the meeting will have as its high point the contribution of Mónica Baldaque, constituting an intimate testimony of the universe and processes of the mother as a thinker and writer.
In the words of Pedro Mexia, who wrote the preface to the reprint of the complete work that Relógio D’Água began to publish in 2017, “he is not one of those authors who reads them when we read them. Agustina is a kind of continent that occupies me Whole life.”
The 5th of November will be marked by other literary events dedicated to the little ones, in charge of Cláudia Fonseca and Cristina Taquelim.
First, the children’s room at BMMTG receives at 11:00 am “Canto de Colo”, a session for babies up to 3 years old, accompanied by family members, in which Cláudia Fonseca will stimulate the literacy of affections.
In the afternoon, in the same space and from 15:00, it will be Cristina Taquelim’s turn to tell minimal stories that “Fit in the ear”.
At night, at 9:00 pm, Cláudia and Cristina will cross the popular imagination and the author’s tale, narrating tales and songs and affirming narration in the feminine.
Unmissable day at the Library!