In its 14 years of uninterrupted monthly publication, the free “Un libro por centavos” Collection, now reaching issue number 141, has become one of the foremost poetry repertoires from Latin America. Recently, the Collection was incorporated into the bibliographic catalogs of the prestigious universities, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, in the United States.
On November 23, 2017, Social Communication – Journalism students, members of the Radio Production Seedlings Group, Cristian Alejandro Ramírez Beltrán, Daniel Alejandro Murcia Godoy, Sergio Iván Betancourt, and Alejandra Osorio, guided by Professor Amparo Pedrosa, interviewed the General Coordinator of the “Un libro por centavos” Collection. The interview was held during the program “El Radiólogo,” created in August 2017, and named by combining the words radio and dialogue.
At the encounter, several Culture personalities highlighted the work and the qualities of the also writer and poet.
Juan Andrés Romero Prada, from the Universidad del Tolima and Yenny Carolina Corredor, from the University EAFIT, were unanimously selected by the jury as the winners of the Externado de Colombia University Short Story and Poetry Completion, respectively.
The Externado University Library was the setting for a literary encounter with the poet and Social Communication students.
The Poetry Workshop, offered by the Externado Cultural Decanatura and the Library, concluded with the strong voice of Óscar Carvajal.
Rodolfo Celis Serrano, Masters in Creative Writing student at the Universidad Nacional, winner of the 2017 version of the Competition.
Clara Mercedes Arango, Cultural Decanatura Coordinator, was invited to the Fundación El Nogal Social Responsibility Congress, “Young people, generators of peace,” to talk about the Un libro por centavos collection. The poetry collection is a project the Externado de Colombia University has been carrying out since 2003 and plays an important role in social responsibility and inclusion.
Undergraduate students were grateful for the Externado de Colombia and the Fernando Hinestrosa Friends of the Opera Club invitation to the live presentation of the opera, Falstaff, by Giuseppe Verdi, on September 30, 2017.
At the poetry encounter, held at the capital’s National Park, the Coordinator of our Cultural Decanatura opened the afternoon poetry readings.