Cuba: Caribbean Literature and Languages in Symposium

Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean literature and it’s development in the last few years will be the main focus this Tuesday on the agenda of the International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, with participating scholars and artists from 10 countries.

Called by Casa de las Americas and co-sponsored by the UNESCO Regional Office of Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean, the second day of the event will feature a panel headed by Cubans Nancy Morejon, Roberto Fernandez Retamar and Pablo Amando Fernandez, to pay tribute to the recently deceased Martinican poet Edouard Glissant .

The teaching of languages in the region will also be discussed in a round table with Dominican Pedro Ureña and Cuban Ariel Camejo, among others.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to literature for children with panels and talks on writing styles in the area, with Martinican Nicole Café, Moise Benjamín from Guadalupe y Cuban Denia García Ronda.

There will also be a workshop entitled “I Paint, Write and Make a Book”, with fourth grade students from the primary school Juan A. Triana and the support of teachers from Havana University.

The symposium was opened on Monday by the director of the UNESCO Regional Office of Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean, Hernan Van Hoff, and will be held until May 20.

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