Sunday, June 03, 2007

Words of the World

The multilingual Fredericton International Simultaneous "Words of the World" Poetry Reading was held May 28 at Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts gallery at 117 York Street.

The reading coincided with Palabra del Mundo at the Basilica of the Franciscan Convent, Old Havana, Cuba. Poets in fifty Cuban communities joined this event and invited poets in other cities around the world to join in by organizing an event in their own cities. The Havana reading is within the context of the XII Festival Internacional de Poesía de La Habana, 2007.

Simultaneous readings happened in Asunción (Paraguay), Bologna and Lanusei (Italia), Dolores, Luján and Morón (Argentina), Douglas and Fredericton (NB), Guadalajara, México City, and Pachuca (México), Magdalena (Perú), Málaga (España), Recife (Brasil), San José (Costa Rica), San Salvador (El Salvador), Saskatoon, and other places around the world.

The Fredericton reading was sponsored by Capítulo de Fredericton, Academia Iberoamericana de poesía, Nela Rio and the Registro Creativo (Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas), revue ellipse mag & Festival Side by Side, BS Poetry Society, Broken Jaw Press Inc., and Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts.

Location: Ingrid Mueller Art+Concepts

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