Na próxima sexta-feira, dia 13, estarei na sede da Junta de Freguesia da Conceição na cidade de Angra do Heroísmo para o lançamento do meu livro “Corvo, a ilha dos afectos”.
Gostaria muito de contar coma presença os meus amigo(a)s terceirenses e respectivas famílias neste evento, que pretende ser também um salutar convívio entre amigos.
Para mim seria uma honra poder contar consigo.
Tem 29 anos mas há já duas décadas que vive para a escrita. Na adolescência, pensava estar “atrasado” na sua ambição literária. Em 2014, venceu o Prémio LeYa com um romance inspirado numa realidade que lhe é próxima. Agora, Afonso Reis Cabral estreia-se na literatura de viagens com um périplo pela mítica EN2. Tem 29 anos mas há já duas décadas que vive para a escrita. Na adolescência, pensava estar “atrasado” na sua ambição literária. Em 2014, venceu o Prémio LeYa com um romance inspirado numa realidade que lhe é próxima. Agora, Afonso Reis Cabral estreia-se na literatura de viagens com um périplo pela mítica EN2.&etilde;
Neste evento será também divulgada a SHORT LIST dos PRÉMIOS PEN .
Aproveitamos o ensejo para divulgar também a próxima iniciativa do PEN Portugal.
No dia 7 de Novembro, pelas 18h, terão lugar as Homenagens a Sophia e a Sena, na Biblioteca da Imprensa Nacional, Rua da Escola Politécnica, Lisboa.
Conferencistas: Miguel Serras Pereira e Margarida Braga Neves.
Neste evento serão divulgados os vencedores dos PRÉMIOS PEN.
Judyth Hill… poet & provocateur…?
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Remembering Toni Morrison…
Toni Morrison was a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page. Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination. What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while. Barack Obama
“She should be remembered for the sharp clarity of her social vision,
as well as for her gorgeous words.”
Angela Davis and Farah Jasmine Griffin
Dr. Davis is a social justice activist. Dr. Griffin is a scholar of Toni Morrison.
My Friends in Justice, Peace and BeautyMaking,
I want to share a few words in honor of Toni Morrison, a magnificent author, woman, activist and human.
We celebrate her wise, clear, and unique voice – “earthy, poetic, powerful, elliptical” – a lyrical, keenly lucid voice that by telling true what she deeply knew about race and America, told us about our universal selves: our history and our souls.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993, and the recipient of many many awards – and even more importantly., a capturer, and teacher of the hearts and minds of readers world round, her words live on her work: “Beloved, “Song of Solomon,” “Sula” and “The Bluest Eye.”
Here are some of Morrison’s most notable quotes about life, race and storytelling:
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” from a 1981 speech to the Ohio Arts Council.
“It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language – all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas,” from her 1993 Nobel Prize lecture.
“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.” from Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993
“Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don’t think it’s any of that — it’s helpless … it’s absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever.” From an interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.
― Toni Morrison
“And I am all the things I have ever loved: scuppernong wine, cool baptisms in silent water, dream books and number playing.” ― Toni Morrison
“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” ― Toni Morrison
“You are your best thing” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved
“If you surrender to the air, you could ride it,” the final words from her 1977 novel “Song of Solomon.”
As Activist Angela Davis wrote recently, “The tremendous literary achievement of our friend Toni Morrison has rightly been the focus of most of the commentary since her passing. However, her political vision — using language to combat the devastating effects of white supremacy, sexism and all dehumanizing ideologies — remains a profound and underexplored aspect of her identity and impact.
We should also remember her as a revolutionary political thinker, who used her gift to change the world.
Toni believed the writer had the duty to take a public stance.
As with all of our greatest thinkers, she held up a mirror that shows us our capacity for tremendous evil as well as for good. In one of her late novels, “A Mercy,” she returned us to a period before racial slavery was consolidated, when a new nation might have made a different set of choices and everything was in flux and possible. She does not take us down the path of the devastating choice that was made. We know that. We are living it. She simply uses the power of imagination to remind us that at any given stage, we might have chosen differently.
All of us who were touched by her and all of those who are encouraged by her model to continue the good fight, are equipped with the tools she bequeathed us and challenged by her insistence that we cannot really be free unless we ‘free somebody else.’”
Assessoria de Direcção
chrys chrystello é membro de PEN Portugal
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