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Ideias do Levante – Cultural Association of Lagoa, through its project “Lagoa a Escriva”, will launch on the 4th of July 2021, the second edition of the literary contest entitled “Poetas de Lagoa” with the theme “Traditions”. This contest will be aimed mainly at adults and teenagers (from 12 to 17 years old) with the aim of promoting authors / writers from the Municipality of Lagoa (natural and / or residents), promoting a taste for writing and reading and, in parallel, in this edition dynamize and promote the municipality of Lagoa. There will be a section entitled “Pequenos Poetas de Lagoa” aimed at children (from 6 to 11 years old) but which will not be subject to competition. The competing works, alluding to the theme “Traditions”, mandatorily written in Portuguese, may be presented in various forms / structures related to a poetic text, and the total number of words per work cannot be less than 77 words, nor more than 777 words, including title (s), notes and signature (s). Each author can only participate with an unpublished text. The jury, nominated by the organization, reserves the right not to award prizes or not to publish the submitted works, if any, […]

The Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library invites eight writers for four conversations and readings among themselves and with the public at Jardim 1º de Dezembro. ➡️With this initiative, which will take place on June 25th, July 23rd, August 13th and 23rd, in the particularly stimulating environment of a garden, we will have “Verão Azul”, a title inspired by the book “Agosto Azul” by Manuel Teixeira Gomes. The city will meet eight essential writers of Portuguese literature, belonging to various generations, knowing, in this way, eight books written or completed with the sensitivity acquired in times of pandemic. ➡️On June 25, at 6:30 pm, the first paired conversation will take place between João de Melo (“Voices and Shadows Book”) and João Pinto Coelho (“A Time to Pretend”), crossing words about their last two novels . This will be followed, on July 23, by Sandro William Junqueira (“The Bleeding Family” and Ondjaki (“The Book of Dismemberment”, who will talk about these works. On August 13, Lídia Jorge (“In All Directions”) ) will be chatting with Afonso Cruz (“O Vício dos Livros.” Finally, on August 20, the protagonists will be Nuno Júdice (“Return to a Country Setting”), and Luís Filipe Castro Mendes (“Return”). […]

Heroids – feminist book club runs during the year 2021 and challenges the reading of 12 books in 12 months. Registration for each session opens on the 1st of each month. Participation is free and all sessions are interpreted in Portuguese Sign Language. The meetings take place on the last Saturday of each month, via Zoom, to discuss and talk about the respective book. Registration and information: www.cassandra.pt/heroides Heroes 2021 Calendar: – January 30 Guest: Shahd Wadi Book: Bodies in the Muggle – Artistic-Life-Stories of Palestinian Women in Exile, Shahd Wadi – February 27 Invited: Sara Carinhas The Waves, Virginia Woolf – March, 27 th Invited: Ana Catarina Correia Book: Invisible Women, Caroline Created Perez – April 24th Invited: Mónica Assunção Book: Factfulness, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling – May 29 Invited: Verónica Lopes Book: Trans Iberic Love, Raquel Freire – June 26 Invited: Joana Cottim Book: The Scream of the Seagull, Emmanuelle Laborit – July 31 Invited: Angella Graça Book: to be announced – August 28 Invited: Alcina Jacinto Faneca Book: We must all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – September 25 Invited: Sofia Frade Book: Medeia, Euripides – October 30 Invited: Nuna Beloved, Toni Morrison […]