Voices rise from the reading Córdoba

By Gabriel Abalos

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A Night of Readings that starts with activities in the morning and goes through the entire day, and sees sunset and nightfall while singing poems, stories, thoughts or science books, covers this day in the capital and in the provincial departments of Córdoba. Good reinforcement for the worship of that beautiful ceremony of sharing reading aloud with willing listeners. It is organized by the Córdoba Culture Agency of the Government of the Province of Córdoba and is joined by the National University of Córdoba, with the participation of the capital’s Municipality and other municipalities, popular libraries, universities, institutions and cultural organizations throughout the province. During the day of simultaneous and successive readings in multiple urban settings and before diverse audiences, there will be other artistic and intellectual activities related to cultural enjoyment.

To characterize this warm event in the capital of Córdoba, it is only possible to point out some of the moments and places where the activity will take place. The central programming will take place between 6 and 9 p.m. and will take place in rooms, stages, cultural centers, the street, bookstores and less conventional places such as the Children’s Hospital, and spaces in historic buildings that open their doors, such as the Lotería de Córdoba and the Bank of Córdoba.

From a bird’s eye view – or from a drone – you can see how this reading day continues in the city.

At 9:30 a.m., in the central UNC Historical Museum, Obispo Trejo 242, the Next Station: Reading activity takes place until 5:30 p.m., which invites you to get closer to old books, discover the marks of other readers and learn how the chapters were illuminated. of a volume. This invitation remains until tomorrow, Friday.

And in the Historic Cabildo building, Independencia 30, the International University Book Fair 2024 will take place between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., where you can visit stands of university publishers from Argentina and other Latin American countries, with space for talks, promotion and dissemination of the digital book, such as “A la carte readings”, table placemats with QR codes with proposals for on-the-go readings, to be installed, for example, in bars and restaurants.

Far from there and at 2:30 p.m., in the northern part of the city, the Contemporary Art Center Park of the Chateau Antonio Seguí, Av. Cárcano 1750, will host 40-minute workshops: Dressing with Words. Stories and poems in the body, coordinated by Mariano Medina.

And at the Provincial Historical Archive, Av. Leopoldo Lugones 401, the actress Eva Bianco will read letters that the photography historian Cristina Boixadós addressed to the 19th century photographer George Pilcher, her subject of long research whose fruit is the book Images of Córdoba – Photographs by Jorge B. Pilcher. At 17.

An activity on the move is proposed by the Undersecretary of Tourism of the city of Córdoba, at 5 p.m. in the city center: Córdoba according to Salzano, a tour of the places that keep memories of the writer, such as the Sorocabana Bar, Rubén Libros, Centro España Córdoba, Municipal Film Club. The Ameridanzas Ballet will close on public roads.

At 6 p.m., at the Evita Museum, the staff of collaborators of the online journalistic publication Tierra Media, on art, culture and society, launches number 12 of the magazine that brings together several of the best literary and intellectual writers in Córdoba. Texts from the publication will be read, with the participation as guests of Chacho Marzetti, exceptional reader, and the actor and director Paco Giménez, from La Cochera, singing hopeless love songs.

At the same time, actors and actresses from the Comedy perform theatrical texts on a tour of various corners of the Teatro Real, with Gabriela Macheret, Gabriel Coba, Oscar Mercado, Beto Bernuez and Florencia Rubio. Repeat at 7:30 p.m. And at three times, 18, 19 and 20, poems will be read from the balconies of the Cabildo, by Marakatu Teatro, as soon as the Cathedral bells ring.

At the Women’s Museum, at 6:30 p.m., the Babilonia publishing house joins in with the Literary Constellations event, where David Voloj, Florencia Vercellone, Candelaria Jaimez and Laura Castellano, Eugenia Zorrilla, Beatriz Ferrari de Pellenc and Fernanda Pérez will read.

At 7 p.m., a new cultural space is inaugurated in the Córdoba Lottery building, April 27, 185, corner of Vélez Sarsfield, with a discussion where authors published by the Caballo Negro publishing house participate: the photographer and filmmaker Marcos López, the researcher and writer Marcelo Casarín and the plastic artist and writer Candelaria Jaimez. Coordinates Federico Racca.

Also at 7 p.m., at the Córdoba Library, April 27, 375, there is an activity dedicated to remembering the poet Glauce Baldovín, with a performance by Enco Concertado: Glauce, the Lady of Fire, by Roberto Martínez.

Close to closing, the Undersecretary of Culture of University Extension presents at 8 p.m., at the UNC Cultural Center, Duarte Quirós 107, Wine to read, where there will be six reading stations governed by the same variety of wine flavors provided by their wineries. There you can hear poems and texts by -among others- Baudelaire, Virginia Woolf, Neruda, Ortega y Gasset, Sylvia Plath, Bukowski and Margaret Atwood, and taste fine wines. They read Lito Fernández Mateu, Silvia Pastorino, Giovanni Quiroga, Ana Tenaglia, Clara Weller.

There will be a reading by three authors who contribute to science fiction and fantasy, at 8:30 p.m. at Paseo del Buen Pastor, Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen 325. They are Martín Cristal, Emiliano Salto, Fernando Montes de Oca, who will talk about genres literary.

And at 9 p.m., at Espacio Cirulaxia, Pasaje Agustín Pérez 12, Abasto, there will be a performance of the theatrical monologue Reconstruction of an Absence, about the family history of the writer and journalist Jorge Barón Biza, directed by Gonzalo Marull and on stage by Carlos Possentini.

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