dia de los escritores

I was honored to be invited to attend the City of Merida’s SEDECULTA annual Dia Del Escritor Traditional Desayuno. (Breakfast recognizing Local Authors and Writers – Dia del Escrotor)

I have many friends here in Merida who have found their voice and are writing; Not just writing, but writing and being published.  Fabulous works in Poetry, Fiction, non-Fiction, Memoirs, self help, and more.

I have been invited many times to join their Writers Groups, but I decline because I say, and feel, I can write, but I am not a Writer.

Others keep telling me otherwise, so maybe I am starting to believe.

Anyway, it was an honor to be included, and an honor when the Extranjeros were singled out and acknowledged for our contributions.

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Secretaría de la Cultura y las Artes (Sedeculta), Raúl Vela Sosa

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some of this years new publications backed by SEDCULTA.

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more of this years publications.

On the lower shelf, furthest left is Marianne Kehoe’s book of Poetry, written in English but also translated in to Spanish;

Sidewalk Symphony /  Sinfonia de la escarpa.

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and I believe this is the first ever publication by a gringa, aka extranjera accepted and published by SEDECULTA, quite an honor.

The illustrations in Marianne’s book are by Greenwood, a local painter and teacher.  This is a foto of them signing books taken at the presentation and book signing event held just recently!

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so back to dia del escritor – ImageImage

Marianne Kehoe (center)

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Story in the Diario de Yucatan –  http://yucatan.com.mx/imagen/literatura/cierran-las-filas-a-favor-de-la-lectura

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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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One Response to dia de los escritores

  1. Lane says:

    Wow; so many writers in Merida. Good for you, Debi for allowing yourself to be included among them. Keep writing as long as you have anything to say.

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