A Again, despite the rough of this edition, Mazarrón surrendered to the night when the eyes are focused on the winners of the Story Contest "Villa de Mazarrón - Antonio Segado del Olmo", which yesterday closed its twenty-ninth with the traditional awards ceremony.
It was chaired by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and was attended by other authorities, letters characters both within and outside the municipality and dozens of citizens who packed the hall of the hotel "Playa Grande" and who did not want to miss this event.
The 2 prizes of this contest have gone to this year's Andalucia.
The Cadiz Emilia Moon has won the first prize, endowed with 3,600 euros more plaque, with his story "Cholera Dei" (God's wrath).
After collecting his award from the Mayor and the Councillor for Culture, Maria Celeste Soria, the author said he was "happy" because the jury had chosen her story and "just think that someone would get what we write, why it is so worth it. "
Moon thanked the award for her husband "who supports me and accompanies me everywhere" and commended the council and the Universidad Popular de Mazarrón (UPM) because "meet a contest and an organization like this is a real gift."
Meanwhile, the second prize has gone into the hands of Seville, José Luis Castro.
This writer and cartoonist Seville has been done with the 2,400 euros and plate of this award for his story "The Pool of Papini and Betrayal".
A story that "seeks to address, in addition to approach the largest of its kind, the trauma of childhood illusions."
This was declared by the author who added, "This award helps me close a personal cycle of childhood, as it is very autobiographical and has been like a personal exorcism."
Castro also thanked the consistory Mazarron "to continue calling this prestigious award."
Councillor for Culture, Maria Celeste Soria, said that "this event story has many goals and one of them is to hone our critical and collectively through the mirror of fiction. So what can we learn from the stories tell us much winners tonight, as those who have been awarded previously and, rereading, help us find the truth. As elusive in these times ".
Words that were endorsed by the winner own this year.
The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, stressed in his speech that "this story competition offers various fronts, it remains for me one of the most characteristic features that should not only be maintained, but expanded to upcoming appointments, as the year we will celebrate the 30 year history of the contest. A birthday and begin to prepare for the Mazarron be proud of this initiative rooted ".
Besides the mayor call all Mazarron to partake "of the cultural life that is experiencing a rebirth in our town and has its best expression in our local artists in our partnerships, which are adding to many activities and exhibitions and in the presence of artists not only regionally, but also nationally and internationally. "
Besides Ginés Campillo and Maria Celeste Soria, attended the event all jury members except the President, Lucia Extebarria.
The mayor and the mayor were joined at the table by Professor of the University of Murcia, Consuelo Ruiz Montero, the poet, and literary critic for the newspaper "La Opinion de Murcia", Soren Penalver, the doctor and theater director, Rafael García Castillo , the poet and professor at the University of Murcia, Ignacio Martin Lerma, and the director of the UPM, José María López Ballesta, who serves as secretary.
Also present at the meeting the latest award winning "Fernando Lara" novel, Silvia Grijalva, who on Thursday night gave a lecture as is traditional in this event in recent years and in which he spoke, among other issues, lying, because "you have to be a big liar and have a lot of willpower to be a writer" Grijalva said.
Other characters in the world of letters present were Eloy poets and Ginés Sánchez Aniorte Rosillo, and journalist María Dolores de la Vieja, widow of Antonio Segado del Olmo who also pays memory consolidated holding this literary event .
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón