ML Inc. and Pinar Publisher invite you to the “Savannah International Festival 2018/First Encounter of Writers, Composers, and Thinkers” to be held in Savannah, Georgia, US, during October 12 and 13, 2018.
The objective of this First Encounter is to encourage reading amongst children, youngsters, and adults through their introduction to books in different languages, artistic productions, and other cultural products. The Hispanic speaking communities, among others, established in the areas of Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, and Low Country regions of South Carolina will be the grand beneficiaries of this effort to enhance and identify humanity’s cultural heritage.
Our primary purpose is to create a space for cultural exchange, interaction, and training, aimed primarily at creators.
Who can participate in the program? Writers, composers, and thinkers who demonstrate an invested interest in bringing their literary, philosophical and musical productions to the Spanish-speaking communities and wish to open a dialogue to present their opinions on the challenges faced by the contemporary creator, which is the central theme of the event.
The program will consist of a tour to the historic center of the city of Savannah as well as conferences, workshops, book presentations, and panels. The program will also include a “Welcome Cocktail,” concert, and the realization, for the first time, of the “Cafe Expresso” contest, the “Autores Indies 2017-2018 Short Novel” award and the “Pinar 2018 Creative Writing” award. The “Challenges” panel will deal with,among other topics, the effects of “Globalization” and its impact on the consumption of artistic creations, literacy, and books. It will also discusst he “Advantages and Disadvantages of New Information Technologies and Communication” for the contemporary creator and consumer; the “Invisibility in the times of the Internet” and the “Human Beings at the Center of the Conflict in Contemporary Society”.
“Café Expresso” is a prize to be awarded by the public before and during the Festival. Please, go to pinarpublisher.com for information and entry requirements for this event. The award will entitle the winner to free layout and edition of his/her work on both eBook and printed format.
On the second day, book sales to the public and presentations will take place.
The appearance of Tersi Edinburg, Writer, and internationally renowned Storyteller, will charm the audience with her “telling” magic.
The admission period closes on August 31, 2018. Those interested may obtain more information at www.pinarpublisher.com or on the Facebook page of Pinar Publisher or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Las Lunas de Atacama’ by Chilean author Andrea Amosson will be amongst the books presented to the public. This novel received the first place in the 19th “International Latino Book Awards,” in the category of ‘Best Book with Latin Focus’, U.S. 2017.
‘Sanando Vidas’ by Mexican author Catalina Hernández is another one of the books that will
be presented during the 2018 Savannah Festival.
Local authors residing in Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina will also be present.
A special performance by Tersi Bendiburg. Writer and professional storyteller Tersi Bendiburg will once again show her passion for people. Her bilingual and fascinating stories, accented with songs and musical instruments will be an unparalleled experience.
Tersi tells folktales with their corresponding adaptations, as well as stories of her own personal and family experiences as an exile.
Tersi Bendiburg will also provide the training workshops: ‘How to adapt and tell folk tales’ and ‘From personal anecdotes to public stories’.
Tersi Bendiburg has performed in schools throughout Georgia and as an independent artist throughout the United States.
A special concert perfomance by Sara Carrere Mbodj: She is a harp player-poet-music composer. She is one of the few female Kora player in the world, the instrument being a male preserve since the 12th century when it was introduced to West Africa from Egypt, to what was one the Mali Empire and became the exclusive use of the Griots, the minstrels at the emperor’s court.
Sarah has given concerts on 4 continents and her poems in English, Spanish and French have been published in anthologies in Mexico and China. Member of the board of “Movimiento Poetas del Mundo” (Chile) and honored ambassor of the United Nations.
A tour throughout the historic center of the city of Savannah, Georgia: a route designed to be recorded in our memories in a very special way.
Founded in the 18th century, Savannah is the third city in the state of Georgia by the number of inhabitants, with more than 131 thousand. It is the county seat of Chatham and located off the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The Port of Savannah is the most important in the region. It is said that Chatham County is home to some 25,000 people of Hispanic origin.
The city is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. It is just that in Savannah, there are plenty of squares decorated with fountains and statues, an abundance of trees and flowers. There is also a large number of buildings before the Civil War that are in still in excellent condition.
Also known as the “haunted city,” Savannah” has more than eighty necropolises and about fifty “hunted” buildings where paranormal phenomena allegedly occur. The Savannah River that runs through the city is also a tourist attraction. Its subtropical climate is a blessing for the residents of this town and its continuous visitors.
Savannah was founded on February 12, 1733, by General James Edward Oglethorpe, being the oldest in the state of Georgia, in the United States of America.
In 1966, the Historic District of Savannah received the status of National Historic Landmark District , and it is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Its architecture dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as its green spaces.
The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, the Mickve Israel Temple, the machinery cellar of the Georgia Railroad, the Colonial Cemetery, the St. John the Baptist Cathedral and Old Harbor Light are some of the most emblematic scenarios of the city.
Savannah has one of the oldest theaters in the United States, which is located in Chippewa Square and opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1818.
In 2015, more than thirteen million people visited the beautiful city of Savannah. That figure increased during the past year by 1.4 percent; according to data compiled by “Visit Savannah Visitor Study.”