Posted 19 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Figure evoke Michelangelo Asturias anniversary 115 birth

Authorities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, headed by the Minister Dwight Pezzarossi, and Miguel Angel Asturias grandchildren participated in the tribute that was held on the occasion of 115 birthday of writer. The event was held on Sunday 19 October at the monument to the Nobel Prize for Literature 1967, located on Avenida Reforma and 14 street, between zones 9 and 10.

The event opened with the offering by the master Javier Payet, Create Project Chief Minister. Then, Minister Pezzarossi with Sandino and Rodrigo Asturias, grandchildren honoree, They laid a wreath at the foot of the monument. The official expressed his admiration for the writer's work and his message encouraged the younger generation to read their works.

Subsequently presented the Book Pages Hearth, Editorial published by Culture, a Sandino Asturias. This is a compilation of poems featured, who was in charge of the master Francisco Morales Santos, who accompanied the Minister at the time of delivery of the book.

The tribute closed with a message Sandino Asturias, He expressed his thanks to the work of his grandfather is remembered. During the tribute, students of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala placed a mural where the attendees could write a memory. In the words of Minister leaves were reflected Pezzarossi, with an acknowledgment message to the Guatemalan writer best known in the world.

Last Friday 17 activities in commemoration began at this date, with a ceremony held at the Cultural Center “Miguel Angel Asturias”, with the unveiling of a painting done by artist Maugdo Vasquez. Next Friday 31 will be delivering the National Literature Prize writer David Unger. The event will be at the Chamber Theatre “Hugo Carrillo” from the 18 hours.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports