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The PSOE announces that it will recover the International Poetry and Short Story Contest Jara Carrillo that stopped celebrating in Alcantarilla in 2011 (24/04/2019)

The number one of the PSOE for Murcia for the Senate, Joaquin Lopez, the candidate for the presidency of the Autonomous Community, Diego Conesa, the candidate for mayor of Alcantarilla, Francisco Saavedra, and the poet and candidate for the Regional Assembly Magdalena Sánchez Blesa have visited this morning the booth of the 'Invisible Literary Friend'.

This initiative, organized by the City Council, took place in the Adolfo Suárez plaza in the town of Alcantarillera, with the aim of promoting reading among the residents on the occasion of the commemoration of Book Day.

Each of the socialist candidates has taken a book from the booth in exchange for leaving them another, which had previously wrapped in wrapping paper and with a dedication inside their pages in which they explained to their invisible friend the reason why who had chosen that literary work to give it away.

The 'Invisible Literary Friend' is an activity that has been launched in Alcantarilla thanks to a motion that the opposition took forward in the Plenary, to promote reading among children, adolescents and adults through the exchange of books.

The socialist candidate for mayor, Francisco Saavedra, has taken advantage of his participation in this initiative to announce that he will recover for Sewer the International Poetry and Short Story Contest Jara Carrillo.

The last edition of this contest was held in 2011, a year in which a total of 622 applications were received.

"It is necessary to recover this contest, not only because it supposes a tribute to an illustrious alcantarillero, but because this contest also contributed to take the name of Alcantarilla through different countries of Latin America and Europe from which we received some candidatures, such as Mexico and France ", Saavedra recalled.

This contest was dedicated to Pedro Jara Carrillo, outstanding journalist, poet, novelist, writer of stories and plays, who was born in Alcantarilla, on December 11, 1876. Among many other achievements, Jara Carrillo became editor of the newspaper The Liberal and was part of the management commission that contributed to the creation of the University of Murcia in 1915.

The socialist candidate for mayor Francisco Saavedra has concluded that "in the next legislature we will study if we recover this contest in its original format or with any other formula that guarantees its viability over time, as for example, as a contest focused on short stories "

Source: PSOE Alcantarilla

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