A living example of “El Chino” Geras

OLGIN.— For several inaugurations of events and spaces, the 30s have distinguished themselves this Wednesday. the release of Romerias de Mayo after the traditional opening parade, which again ended on top of Loma de la Cruz with a concert by David Blanco and his band.

The writers Mariela Varona, Adalberto Santos, Roberto Raes and Erian Peña (presenter) were invited to the panel dedicated to the National Literary Prize of Eduardo Eras León, who died on April 12, who developed the theme at the Casa de la Prensa. The Chinese and his doctrine of the immense soul of life: the views of journalism and literature.

Liset Prego, Palabras Compartidas event coordinator, elaborated at the start of the exchange: “We came to a discussion about the delicacy, humility and unique qualities of teacher Heras Leon, passed down through his legacy and experience.”

In a nod to the National Edition award, Erian Peña said that Holguín, the second province with the most graduates of the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Training Center (after the capital), owes a lot to the figure and work of “El Chino”. Geras, “for his contribution to the fact that so many poets and storytellers. He has become a reference point for many of us and here we were very happy when he was awarded the 2014 National Prize for Literature. We were part of an amazing institution where we came to discover ourselves as authors and readers.”

Peña pointed to Heras León’s imprint in the origins of the Universidad Para Todos and the teaching he carried out using fun and joy, without imposing writing models or topics, and sharing different approaches to methods and authors, so that one found in these or identified contributions.

Mariela Varona, second-year graduate of Narrative Techniques, commented: “Nothing gives me more joy than talking about something that changed my life at 35 years old. I studied and appropriated resources to flesh out my literary interests. Eras Leon made us not underestimate what we wrote and let me know that we all have a speech that is interesting. He was a bright being with a smile on his lips; always thinking of a better tomorrow.

Common Words was planned as the first morning event in which journalism and literature coexist. The young Roberto Raes, who, as a student at the University of Holguin, studied at Onelio Jorge Cardoso, recalled the Holguin tradition of journalistic writers such as Pedro Ortiz and Rubén Rodriguez and stressed that he had received the grammar or writing provided in the “toolbox” and was vital on professional level.

Similarly, Adalberto Santos emphasized the will of “El Chino” Heras and his connection to journalistic work. “From TV classes and writing courses, the idea of ​​a literary education course was born. This crystallized at the Center as an opportunity to learn and discover ways of doing things in literature. In the exercise of journalism, I realized that it is important for journalists to engage in literature, from reportage, chronicle and other genres. He was a living example of how this duality helps trade,” he reflected.

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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