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.
On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the opera “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach, was screened at the Theater, Building A. The opera, with minimalist, modern romantic staging, for its creativity and simplicity, was a big success among the student audience.
The University and the Cultural Decanatura were present at the “Las líneas de su mano – 10” Festival with the presentation of the poem anthology by Spanish author Luis García Montero.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the Colón Theatre invited Externadistas to a love poetry recital of poems by Pablo Neruda, Julio Cortázar, and María Mercedes Carranza, presented by actors Kepa Amuchástegui and Carmenza Gómez.
The Club invites all the Externadista community to the screening of the French opera “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach, on September 21, 2017, at the Theater, Building A.
The Cultural Decanatura opens a new call for all readers of the “Un Libro por Centavos” (Book for Pennies) collection, to participate, as critics and anthologists, from September 25, 2017, to January 15, 2018.
At the event, with participation by national and international authors from the United States, Mexico, and Argentina, among others, Externado Cultural Dean, Miguel Méndez Camacho, was honored as a writer, poet, and cultural agent.
Testimony by Clara Mercedes Arango, Coordinator of the Externado de Colombia Cultural Decanatura, regarding a project that sought, successfully, to help trade bullets for letters, weapons for books, war for intelligence.